Dear Ed­i­tor

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Re: Ar­ti­cle styled “Sus­pended LRA Man­agers fight back” in your is­sue of 22nd — 28th March 2018 Vol 10 is­sue 51

The above men­tioned mat­ter refers. I have noted with con­cern from the last sen­tence of the above men­tioned ar­ti­cle that you in­tend to pub­lish de­tails of LERASU’S re­port in your next pub­li­ca­tion. In as much as I do not know which re­port you are re­fer­ring to, I just wish to in­di­cate that all the al­le­ga­tions that I have seen from LERASU are defam­a­tory and lack sub­stance as far as I am con­cerned.

While it is not my in­ten­tion to in­ter­fere with your busi­ness or to dic­tate as to what you should or should not pub­lish, please be ad­vised that should your news­pa­per pub­lish any­thing defam­a­tory con­cern­ing or about me, I will def­i­nitely take ac­tion against the news­pa­per. I am sure you know that it is not legally per­mis­si­ble to re­cy­cle or re­pro­duce defam­a­tory ma­te­rial.

I re­gret to ad­vise that I will not even be able to com­ment on those al­le­ga­tions should the news­pa­per ask for my com­ment as it nor­mally does.

This is in view of the fact that I am still an LRA em­ployee as a re­sult of which I am not free to talk to me­dia. I am not even sure that I will get per­mis­sion from my em­ployer to do so. In ad­di­tion, I have al­ready asked the Direc­torate on Cor­rup­tion and Eco­nomic Of­fences as per the at­tached let­ter to probe the al­le­ga­tions against me.

how­ever, should you still want to pub­li­cise the de­tails of LERASU’S re­port, it will be ad­vis­able for you to first es­tab­lish the ve­rac­ity of the al­le­ga­tions that are be­ing lev­elled against me.

I am hop­ing for a pos­i­tive con­sid­er­a­tion of this let­ter to avoid un­nec­es­sar­ily dis­putes.

Yours faith­fully Reale­boha Mathaba (Adv.) Ed­i­tor’s re­sponse: Dear Adv Mathaba. Thank you for your let­ter and we take note of your views on the sub­ject. We had al­ready taken a de­ci­sion not to pub­lish the LERASU doc­u­ment ver­ba­tim af­ter we re­ceived le­gal ad­vice not to do so at this junc­ture.

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