The story has spread far and wide, particularly through the medium of the social networks where commentary has ranged from moral outrage to snorts and sniggers.Papers in South Africa’s neighbouring countries have published the story too.
It’s no exaggeration to say that Sowetan, perhaps more than any other newspaper in the country, played a vital role in chronicling the majority’ struggles against oppression.
Sowetan is very much a part of this country’s history.
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“Just before lunch time, the full story was uploaded.
By late yesterday the articles had received 1 290 comments.
The seriousness of their conduct lies in complete disrespect for the people of this country.
They are having sex, on duty, in police uniform, in a government hospital, during working hours – all of which belong to the citizens of this country,” the editorial said.
Retief said the story itself was in the public interest because the people involved were public servants being paid by taxpayers.