Johann Rupert and his Media puppets are known for spreading fake and biased news around, and these biased acts are mostly done to solve their own purpose. Most of the times, they don’t even consider the fact that the role of media is to serve the masses with unaltered true news. Moreover, keeping the dirty trend going, Sunday times, another white media house, published an article alleging that Russian president, Vladimir Putin, played a vital role in the recent cabinet reshuffle. The newspaper has now being slammed by Russian Authorities regarding the same, calling their fake news as “Sensational” and “Slanderous”. The Russian Embassy has issued a detailed statement regarding the same which goes as follows:
“We took note of the article «From Russia with love: How Putin had a hand in Cabinet reshuffle» by a collective of authors (Mzilikazi Wa Afrika, Thanduxolo Jika, Sabelo Skiti) published on 22 October 2017 in Sunday Times.
We are highly disappointed to see yet another example of sensationalism and Fake News in South African press, especially, in an evident attempt to emulate the worst kind of groundless anti-Russian attacks by some of the global mainstream media.
We consider this slanderous piece, which is (as usual) based entirely on hearsay and unnamed «sources» information, unfit for a serious publication such as Sunday Times claims to be. One could speculate that only a desperate craving for extra publicity could force a once reputable outlet resort to tabloid-grade methods.
Speaking of quality standards and basic 101 rules of investigative journalism, at no point in time was the Embassy contacted for a comment or verification on the matter.
The Embassy is completely unaware of any high-level Russian delegation coming to South Africa last week. Apparently, either these anonymous «sources» (if they do exist) know more than we do, or they live in some alternate reality…
More importantly, the very notion that Russia could be interfering in domestic affairs of other sovereign states, – and in such blatant manner no less – is plain ridiculous, goes contrary to fundamental principles of Russia’s foreign policy.
It is our firm belief that such sensationalist articles can only achieve a short-term gain in «Internet licks» but will result in the long run in loss of trust by the readership and South African public.”
Press-attaché of the Russian Embassy in South Africa
This surely confirms the fact that WMC and its allies are going beyond their limits in bringing disgrace to anyone who comes in their way while marketing their propaganda. Moreover, they are on a mission to target every true supporter of the Radical economic transformation which should certainly ring the alarm for the masses of this rainbow nation and everyone shall come forward and reject their bid to exploit the country and its people anymore.