Freedom of expression is wasted on Rampedi and his propagandist ilk
Just as the third wave hit Gauteng, we got distracted by a dud of a story
Justifiability of what we say in our quest to be the first ones to break great stories in the media space should be tempered by the fact that no right is absolute. Perhaps the freedom of expression so eloquently enshrined in our constitution, instead of crafting the tempering exclusion to the right of expression in the way it did, should have been crafted differently.
None in terms of the right to freedom of expression has the right to paddle propaganda news for war. Had the exclusion ended simply at barring anyone from publishing propaganda instead of propaganda for war, we would have been saved from being touched emotionally by deliberately false news penned by Piet Rampedi and his ilk.
Such a limitation would have been harsh but necessary in my view. We are at war against the coronavirus pandemic. This pandemic, if kept unchecked, will leave many families without breadwinners. It continues to strain our country’s budget earmarked to better the lives of SA citizens...