ANC slams reports on Manto

THE ANC has lashed out at the media for its "uncultured and inhumane" reporting on the hospitalisation of former health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang.

THE ANC has lashed out at the media for its "uncultured and inhumane" reporting on the hospitalisation of former health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang.

A weekend newspaper reported that Tshabalala-Msimang, who underwent a liver transplant in 2007, was back in hospital with surgerycomplications.

ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said the party was "outraged that society and watchdogs like the press ombudsman remained quiet in the face of this blatant violation and abuse of comrade Manto's rights in the name of investigativejournalism".

"The ANC calls on the press ombudsman and other organs charged with monitoring human rights violations to investigate the conduct of the newspaper.

"Such investigation will bring closure to this uncultured and inhumane behaviour by some sections of the media."

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