17 July 2019, IOL, Staff Reporter

However, William Bird, the director of Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) has a different view on the matter. He said he was not sure on what basis the two formations make those claims and from his memory, some of the most recent leaks came from News24 which is not owned by Tiso Black Star but by Media24.

“I don’t recall seeing a claim by the commission that documents were removed from the commission’s document stored for safekeeping … I guess if there was some evidence-based concern to hosting the commission it would be important to address. As things stand while perhaps the hosting of the commission at a media house may raise some concerns there doesn’t appear to be any evidence to suggest that Tiso or its media have benefited in any way. It doesn’t seem that their journalists are favored,” Bird said.

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