Cape Town - The Sunday Times has posted an apology to former Proteas Test skipper Graeme Smith in their May 17 edition.
The South African Press Ombudsman ruled on
Friday, May 8 that the Sunday Times apologise to Smith following its headline story in the weekend
newspaper on March 8, 2015.
The Sunday Times had stated as fact in their
headlines, Twitter feed and column ‘Mampara of the Week’
that Smith had advised his wife via SMS that he was getting a divorce, that he
lied to her and that he had a ‘secret divorce plan’.
Ombudsman also directed the Sunday Times to retract the statements in question
and publish an apology on the front page and on its website, stating that the
newspaper ‘went too far’.
A full copy of the Press Ombudsman’s
findings is available at www.presscouncil.org.za
The Sunday Times apology which appeared in their May 17 edition