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We object: Dragged back to the darkest days

Joe Latakgomo - 2010-09-28

I would like to record my opposition to the government’s planned media and freedom of speech gag, for that is what it is, and so join in petition to the government to desist from proceeding with plans to implement any law that will effectively proscribe the media and other published works from expressing their thoughts in a free manner as envisaged in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.

I wish to call upon all right-thinking South Africans to oppose the planned Media Bill, and ensure this country is not dragged back to the darkest days of apartheid rule.

Joe Latakgomo
Author, Mzansi Magic,  founding editor of Sowetan, assistant editor at the time of its banning of The World newspaper, former senior assistant editor of The Star)


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