Byon June 22, 2014
A press conference has been scheduled for today, to be held by a traditional Venda lobby group.
The aim of this conference is to set the record straight regarding a young bride acting SABC COO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, was offered upon a visit to Thohoyandou last week.
Motsoeneng was given a cow, a calf and a 22-year-old wife whose name is Vanessa Mutswari as a “gift”.
The group alleges that Sowetan newspaper deliberately took the event out of context and were inaccurate in reporting th sharing of gifts that took place.
The Sowetan, on the other hand, have stuck to their guns saying their reporting was accurate.
“We stand by our story,” editor Mpumelelo Mkhabela told the City Press yesterday.
Below is the official statement by Vhavenda King, Khosikhulu Mphephu Ramabulana: