Cor­rect­ing mat­ters of fact

The Witness - - OPINION - JU­DITH LAWRENCE Prest­bury

PLEASE may I cor­rect two state­ments made in dif­fer­ent ar­ti­cles in Mon­day’s Wit­ness.

In the front-page ar­ti­cle “City cranks up re­vamp” your re­porter states that the plan to im­ple­ment 2 CIDs was “… first floated in Septem­ber …” This gives the im­pres­sion that it was Septem­ber last year, but CIDs were first agreed to well over 12 years ago, and a great deal of work was put into the schemes by var­i­ous busi­ness­peo­ple, es­pe­cially Harry Shaw and Mr Hoosen, but, as with so many good schemes, they were thwarted by mu­nic­i­pal in­ep­ti­tude.

In the back-page ar­ti­cle “United smil­ing in third place on log” your re­porter refers to Mar­itzburg United as be­ing “… third over­all in the mod­est, un­spon­sored club’s 14-year his­tory …”.

The Msun­duzi ratepay­ers have been spon­sor­ing Mar­itzburg United to the tune of mil­lions of rands for years.

Both these facts were given very good cover­age by The Wit­ness at the time. The Ed­i­tor re­serves the right to edit all con­tri­bu­tions.

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