Claims published by IOL are unfounded and baseless
29 November 2016
The Office of the ANC Chief Whip has noted with concern the article published on the Independent Online Media website earlier today claiming he would support a motion of no confidence in the President by the Economic Freedom Fighters in the House today.
These claims are baseless and malicious.
The ANC Chief Whip is not aware of any motion nor does he support any motion by any opposition party. The Chief Whip, nor his office were not even contacted to verify these claims.
The ANC Chief Whip will therefore be laying a complaint with the Press Ombudsman against the IOL for publishing a story without even requesting the ANC Chief Whip a right of reply. This shoddy journalism is not only unfortunate but malicious. We urge members of the media to act responsibly to avert such unnecessary and unfortunate stories.
Issued by Moloto Mathapo on behalf of the Office of the ANC Chief Whip, 29 November 2016