TOM EATON | For Piet’s sake don’t apologise, you get 10/10 for your Ramped(i) up story

"Piet Rampedi’s naivety helped give birth to the mother of all fake news stories," writes Tom Eaton.

23 June 2021 - 20:12 By tom eaton

Former journalist Piet Rampedi, the proud daddy of SA’s most high-profile fake news fiasco, has apologised for doubling down before decupleting from reality entirely and finally blaming his own negligence and gullibility on a shadowy conspiracy by the state. I really wish he hadn’t.

On Tuesday evening, the carefully-worded notapology was revealed by News24, after Independent Media’s editor-in-chief, Aneez Salie, opted to stay silent on the issue...

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