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Zimbabwean international Peter Ndlovu has demanded through his lawyer that Sowetan retract its Tuesday report that his wife Sharon D was divorcing him on grounds of infidelity.
But we are sticking to our guns.
Singer Sharon D said she had decided to part ways with the footballer because she could no longer put up with him fooling around.
The player took exception and accused Sowetan of running the article without having talked to him.
The truth is that Sowetan had given the player ample time to respond.
We rang him several times but he never answered.
It was only after Sowetansent him an SMS that he instructed his lawyer, James Ndebele, to get in touch with us.
Ndebele demanded to know what the story was all about, after which he promised to get back to us.
However, he did not do so by the time we went to press.
When the story hit the streets the next day, Ndebele wrote a letter demanding a retraction.
He said Sowetan must "establish correct facts" about his client.
The aggrieved footballer has since indicated, through Ndebele, that he is not prepared to comment.
However, the letter of demand ordered Sowetan to publish an equally prominent retraction within 48 hours of receipt, with the correct facts.
But we are sticking to our story that the Thanda Royals player, who has taken a huge salary cut, has been dumped.
Ndebele says Ndlovu is displeased by our reporting and that he is not desperate for cash.