Another fake news lead from the Cape Times
3 April 2017
The Cape Times has published yet another fake news lead today in an attempt to dupe its readers into more unsubstantiated dishonesty.
The newspaper claims that Premier Helen Zille has been charged with racism by the Democratic Alliance, when no such charge exists. The report further claims that the Premier could not have tweeted an apology because she was on a plane. The Premier had tweeted an apology after a series of tweets about her visit to Singapore “which may have come across as a defence colonialism”, confirming that this was not the case.
Without any proof, the Cape Times has published a fabricated accusation that someone else had tweeted an apology through the Premier’s twitter account.
The newspaper has proven once again that it has abandoned all interest in truthful, objective reporting. The printing of outright fabrications as a frontpage lead, shows how emboldened the Independent Group has become after withdrawing its titles from Press Ombudsman processes.