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By unknown | May 14, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Thembela Khamango

Thembela Khamango

Controversial Ithuteng Trust director, Jackey Maarohanye, complained in the Protea magistrates' court on Friday that inaccurate reports were being published about her court appearances.

Her lawyer, Ike Motloung, pleaded with magistrate Corne Volschenk to ask reporters to report accurately.

Motloung said Sowetan's Wednesday article which said Maarohanye giggled in the dock was a lie.

"Your Worship, I am sure if my client was giggling in the dock, she would have been called to order," said Motloung.

"Please ask them to try and be accurate when reporting about my client."

Volschenk said in response the court would not want to be seen as a media watchdog, but he asked journalists to be accurate in their reporting.

"If we do have persistent inaccurate reports, we might have to ban the media inside court. I do not want to do that, so a nice request is accuracy, please," said Volschenk.

The case was postponed to October 1 after three policemen testified and denied hearing any shots and seeing anybody firing shots during a march by students of Ithuteng Trust.


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