Journalist Thandeka Gqubule gives EFF one week to prove apartheid spy claims, or pay up

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Veteran journalist, and one of the "SABC 8", Thandeka Gqubule has given the EFF one week to prove allegations that she and Anton Harber were apartheid-era Stratcom spies.

In an interview with Karima Brown on Talk Radio 702 on Wednesday evening, Gqubule revealed that she had obtained declassified documents proving that Stratcom was, in fact, spying on her.

On April 4, 2018, now defunct HuffPost SA posted a video clip of an interview conducted with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in June 2017. The interview was arranged after the screening of the documentary Winnie, which was also broadcast on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, on eNCA.

In the video clip Madikizela-Mandela makes references Gqubule, Harber and Nomavenda Mathiane. She says Gqubule was negatively disposed towards her and that the Weekly Mail, which Harber founded and edited in the 1980s, was "anti-me and anti-ANC". She then says the Weekly Mail "actually did the job for Stratcom".



Following this, the EFF issued a statement calling on Gqubule and Harber specifically to "to confess and ask for forgiveness".

News24 reported in April that Gqubule planned to apply to the High Court for the declassification of documents that would clear her name.
More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/...prove-apartheid-spy-claims-or-pay-up-20181115
 

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Malema denies calling Thandeka Gqubule a Stratcom spy, blames legal team for AfriForum loss

EFF leader Julius Malema says his party never explicitly labelled any journalists Stratcom beneficiaries.

He was speaking during an interview on eNCA with journalist Vuyo Mvoko on Thursday evening.

Journalists Thandeka Gqubule and Anton Harber are demanding an apology and damages of R1m each from the EFF.

A court ruling gave the EFF seven days to prove allegations that the two were apartheid-era Stratcom spies.

The ruling comes after a video was posted by the now defunct Huffington Post SA shortly after Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's death. It showed a clip from a 2017 interview in which she names both journalists and says they specialised in writing negative pieces on her.
More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/...blames-legal-team-for-afriforum-loss-20181115
 

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Anton Harber, Thandeka Gqubule drag EFF to court over Stratcom comments

The EFF is on the receiving end of two senior journalists' court bid to compel the party to retract its claims that they were apartheid-era Stratcom spies.
Veteran journalist Thandeka Gqubule, one of the "SABC 8", and Professor Anton Harber have taken the matter to the High Court in Johannesburg.
On April 4, 2018, HuffPost SA posted a video clip of an interview conducted with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in June 2017. The interview was arranged after the screening of the documentary Winnie.
In the video clip, Madikizela-Mandela referred to Gqubule, Harber and Nomavenda Mathiane. She said Gqubule was negatively disposed toward her and that the Weekly Mail, which Harber founded and edited in the 1980s, was "anti-me and anti-ANC". She then claimed the Weekly Mail "actually did the job for Stratcom".


The EFF published a statement on April 12, condemning the SA National Editors' Forum's silence, saying journalists who served on apartheid's Stratcom still reported in different newsrooms.
More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/...-eff-to-court-over-stratcom-comments-20181207
 

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She then claimed the Weekly Mail "actually did the job for Stratcom".
The EFF are idiots, reading that quote doesn't sound like Winnie naming them as working for Stratcom - could just be interpreted as they are just as negative as the Stratcom ones.
 
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