Moti gag order an ‘absolute archetypal SLAPP suit’, court hears

Moti Group counsel argued it is not for the media to decide when it could protect its sources and when it was in the public interest to do so

27 June 2023 - 20:57

How “on earth” did a high court judge conclude that it was appropriate to grant a gagging order against investigative journalists amaBhungane and order them to return confidentially sourced documents when they were not cited as a party to the court case? asked deputy judge president Roland Sutherland in court on Tuesday. ..

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