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By unknown | Nov 04, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

I understand that Sowetan is one of the best newspapers in the country.

I understand that Sowetan is one of the best newspapers in the country.

I've also learnt that the paper played a huge role in fighting the apartheid government. Sowetan is largely read and bought by black people.

But the very Sowetan that fought for freedom now tarnishes black people's images.

Instead of building it destroys our entertainment industry. The bad and negative publicity about entertainers is killing the industry.

The recent attack on DJ Sbu and his late girlfriend Lehlohonolo (October 30) shows that theSowetan is now out of touch.

Cecil Motsepe, who wrote about Sbu, should learn to respect fellow South Africans.

Sowetan readers need reports and news about celebrities that is not defamatory.

And speaking about HIV just like that, in South Africa where people are dying of it, shows the paper cares very little about its readers.

Our media is dragging down our entertainment industry.

What South African newspapers should do is to start reporting good things about our entertainers.

We are tired of reading lies and speculation only when our entertainers are in trouble.

We should not imitate everything from the US entertainment industry, such as sensational reporting about celebrities.

Sabelo Mkhaliphi, Johannesburg


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