JOHANNESBURG – Controversial publication, News24 remains mum even after legal action threats made by Adv SC Dali Mpofu, the former Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) National chairperson threatened to take legal actions against the publication and its Editor-in-Chief.
In a series of tweets seen by Pursuit Media SA, Mpofu threatened to take legal actions against the publication after it published an opinion piece headlined “Dali Mpofu – a legal nincompoop and scoundrel”
The content of the article also suggests that Mpofu portrayed a “thuggish behaviour and depicts Mpofu as nothing but a legal nincompoop”, at the Judicial Service Commission’s (JSC) interviews which were held in Sandton last week.
Responding to the article, which was also shared on Twitter, Mpofu asked whether the content of the article qualifies as criticism or gratuitous insult.
I can feel your pain but does this still qualify as criticism or gratuitous insult @News24 and Adriaan Basson?
Or is that question only for Lindiwe Sisulu but not people like you??
If you do not remove this article by 12h00 today I will refer it to my attorneys for legal action https://t.co/8Hn6h8jVGs
— Dali Mpofu (@AdvDali_Mpofu) February 7, 2022
“If you do not remove this article by 12h00 today, I will refer it to my attorneys for legal actions” Mpofu added.
Furthermore, “desperate” Journalist Pauli Van-Wyk also took part in the conversation by responding to Mpofu’s tweet, stating that the Adv SC did not read the latest from SCA and further stated that she together with publication Daily Maverick are still waiting to be sued in accordance with the VBS articles she wrote and accused EFF leader Julius Malema together with his deputy, Floyd Shivambu of being liars, corrupt, thieves and frauds.
Mpofu responded by asking Van-Wyk whether “did she check her facts or she just feels like dishing out insults and to get away with bigotry in the name of objectivity and Journalistic independence?”
During the publication of this article, News24’s opinion piece was still available on the publication’s twitter page and digital platforms. However, the deadline has passed.