The @GarethCliff Article & #SundayWorld Journalist Who Went On A Twitter Rant
No! We haven’t forgotten!
Sunday World published an apology to Gareth Cliff (didn’t check if there was one to the readers too) on their story alleging that he was dating and had impregnated a black chick. The story blamed their “source” who happens to be the same girl, Miemie, saying they were fed a pack of lies…
We won’t go into the “how did the story make it to the front page” but what caught my attention is how the journalist responsible, went on a Twitter tirade attacking Kuli Roberts for questioning his rubbish of a story.
He made some pretty shocking claims and allegations about Kuli and his bosses and it will be interesting to see if he continues to work at Sunday World after this. The journalist is Mduduzi Dlamini, he;’s the same journo who was klapped by Arthur Mafokate in 2003 and recently he’s been responsble for the Zahara family story and the Sophie Ndaba Bishop drama.
After Gareth tweeted that the Sunday World story was rubbish, I tweeted Mduduzi asking if he had any comment on Gareth’s tweet… he went on and on about how he does not defend his work on Twitter. I told him that was strange considering that the Sunday before, he was all too willing to volunteer information about how he spent hours with Sophie Ndaba and her Bishop, and had no issues defending his Sophie article. He then opened up about and said Gareth knows he knows the truth, and was asking me to ask Gareth where he was at on such and such a date… He’s since deleted those tweets.
Anyway, it turns out I wasn’t the only one who tweeted about that Gareth story, Kuli Roberts and other tweeps did… and in Mduduzi’s eyes, Kuli SHOULD NOT HAVE!.
Check these tweets!
Some of the tweets were sent before the following tweets, some after…
Here’s how Mduduzi reacted to Kuli’s tweets:
There are more damning tweets that I was just too scared to put here but they are still proudly displayed on his profile, in case Kuli and her lawyer are interested.
And Mduduzi shares his career highlight…
Sad to see what journalism has been reduced to.
When we were making noise about media freedom and the media tribunal, did we talk about what internal controls our media would implement to prevent fake stories like the Gareth Cliff one?
So, who are these Sunday World bosses that Mduduzi says Kuli had affairs with? Can we see them on the Front Page this Sunday? Just Curious.