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Information retailers should shine a lightweight into society’s legal recesses





The wheels of justice proceed to grind inexorably on the National Lotteries Commission (NLC), with the suspension of 5 key workers members allegedly concerned in dodgy dealings with lottery cash. Considered one of them later resigned.

The sordid saga of NLC staffers and board members looting cash, which ought to have been used bettering the lives of our nation’s deprived individuals, was revealed via the tenacious reporting of Raymond Joseph of GroundUp.

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He has been acknowledged because the Vodacom Journalist of the 12 months for his work.

On the best way, although, he was topic to intimidation, tried character smears and plenty of authorized instances had been introduced towards him and the retailers which carried his experiences, together with The Citizen.

For investigative journalism to proceed to be one among our society’s gatekeepers, it’s important to hold this content material.

However, much more vital, when the authorized makes an attempt at intimidation circulation in, we should be ready to again courageous individuals like Joseph – and our personal reporters.

ALSO READ: Millions to be spent to complete abandoned Lottery-funded projects

That is what The Citizen has accomplished, as a result of we imagine his reporting was correct and since we imagine that, though a newspaper is a enterprise, it additionally has a duty to shine a lightweight into society’s darkish, legal recesses.

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