- Mar 26, 2010
More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/journalist-thandeka-gqubule-gives-eff-one-week-to-prove-apartheid-spy-claims-or-pay-up-20181115Veteran 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.