News agency might sue for false Mugabe story
by TINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG – CENTRE for African Journalists (CAJ) News, the continent’s premier news service provider, distanced itself from a report trending on social networks claiming Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe had been deposed.
The report by a person named Peter Kadiki, who is not known to CAJ News,
suggested on his Facebook page this new agency has seen a copy of a threatening letter written by a 1 000 soldiers “fed up” with President Mugabe’s rule thus prompting him to flee State House to his rural homesteaded in Zvimba, Mashonaland West province.
CAJ News Africa Editor-In-Chief, Savious-Parker Kwinika, said it was
regrettable that some unknown persons had chosen to use the news agency’s
name to lend legitimacy to a false story and warned of legal action.
“Normally we don’t respond to ghost writers, but on this one, I would like
to set the record straight. CAJ News does not have a journalist or a correspondent by the name Peter Kadiki.
“At CAJ News we run all our news stories on our online / website because we are professional. At CAJ News, we don’t speculate! I’m deeply disappointed by such unscrupulous and malicious people masquerading as CAJ News journalists.
“Their intention is to damage CAJ News’ reputation,” he said.
He said if indeed the story was authentic, CAJ News could have sought comments from president Mugabe’s spokesman George Charamba nor the minister of information Professor Jonathan Moyo before dismissing the author as “flyby night” reporter.
– CAJ News
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