City Press challenges ANCYL boss

CITY Press newspaper has challenged ANC Youth League p resident Julius Malema to take legal action if he truly believed its reporter faked his signature to portray him as a bad person.

CITY Press newspaper has challenged ANC Youth League p resident Julius Malema to take legal action if he truly believed its reporter faked his signature to portray him as a bad person.

"We take the allegation very seriously. He should sue us if he believes that we forged his signature," City Press editor-in-chief Ferial Haffajee said yesterday.

Addressing members of the ANCYLduring the 2011 local elections mobilisation rally, Malema accused City Press of faking his signature.

The paper reported that Malema had lied when he told the media that he held no shares in a company which had won lucrative contracts in Limpopo.

The newspaper reported that, according to a company registration record, Malema owns 70percent of shares in SGL.

Haffajee said Malema was given an opportunity to see the documents before the story was published.

"He did not come and see the documents. He only gave us an opinion piece which we placed on page two," she said.

Haffajee said she would consult the publication's lawyer today. - Sapa

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