Court orders Daily News and Independent Online to remove defamatory articles about Akani

 

In Johannesburg today – Judge Mia of the High Court, Gauteng Local Division has ordered Daily News and Independent Online to remove all defamatory articles about Akani Retirement Fund Administrators and its founder, Zamani Letjane from all news platforms, including social media accounts under its control with immediate effect.

Furthermore, Daily News and Independent Online were instructed to desist from making, publishing, repeating or disseminating baseless, false and unsubstantiated allegations and accusations contained in the articles “Akani boss Zamani Letjane accused of unsavoury relationship with FSCA” and “Akani MD in hot water over claims of extortion and failing to hand over documents”.

Both parties have been given until the first week of February 2022 to file their heads of arguments to argue the merits of the case to bring the matter to its logical conclusion.