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Office of the President (OP)
OP Response to Mmegi article
14/01/11
This Office finds it disgraceful that Mmegi should choose to carry in its inaugural issue for 2011 such an extensive litany of lies as appear in the article in question.

This Office finds it disgraceful that Mmegi should choose to carry in its inaugural issue for 2011 such an extensive litany of lies as appear in the article in question. In our view its publication of such elaborate falsehoods are clear evidence of the said newspaper's abiding contempt not just of members of the Khama family but the Botswana public, who have every right to expect that what they read in the print media is a good faith reflection of the truth rather than the malicious fabrications of shameless slanderers. It is, therefore, truly sad that Mmegi has so chosen to stoop to such a new low for the New Year.

 

Finally, we wish to reaffirm that the time is long overdue for members of the private commercial press in general to accept their professional responsibility to work within a credible regulatory framework as is provided for by the Media Practitioners Act of 2008. Freedom of expression should not be seen as a licence for deceit.

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