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Report on ANC newspaper `plans` incorrect

11 July 2008

The African National Congress has noted a report in The Times newspaper today (11 July 2008) claiming that the ANC has plans to set up a daily newspaper and possibly purchase The Sowetan newspaper.

This report is incorrect.

The ANC has made no decisions about modalities for an ANC newspaper. Nor has any ANC structure discussed the proposals referred to in the report.

The documents leaked to the newspaper have no standing within the organisation.

The ANC does however affirm its right and reiterate its determination to establish its own newspaper, as agreed at the Polokwane Conference. The process of identifying the ANC`s approach to this matter is still under discussion within the appropriate structures of the organisation.

Issued by:
Jessie Duarte
National Spokesperson
African National Congress