Former Cape Times editor 'satisfied' with settlement
Cape Town - After more than two "stress-filled and anxious" years, sacked Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois on Monday said she is satisfied with her last minute settlement offer from Independent Newspapers.
Dasnois's legal team received the settlement offer on Friday, giving them and Dasnois only the weekend to consider it.
"But it could have been made two years ago," Dasnois said when the settlement was announced at Cape Town’s Labour Court.
She had been accused by Independent chairperson Iqbal Survé of racism and “disrespecting” Nelson Mandela by publishing a four-page “wrap-around” special on the night of Mandela’s death.
Survé has now unconditionally withdrawn all accusations of racism and has conceded that the reaction to the coverage of Mandela’s death was a matter of “a difference of opinion”.