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'City Press' mum after ANC allegations

The ANC says it is convinced the City Press has an agenda.

A screenshot of the article the ANC says was fabricated by the City Press newspaper. Picture: CityPress.co.za

JOHANNESBURG - There's still no comment from the City Press newspaper after the ANC said on Monday it was convinced the paper had an agenda.

The newspaper claimed the ANC's Deputy Leader Cyril Ramaphosa had been rejected by Seshego residents.

Seshego is the hometown of Julius Malema.

The party is now taking the paper to the Press Ombudsman over the claims.

City Press editor Ferial Haffajee hasn't publicly responded to the ANC's claim that her paper got it wrong when it said a resident refused to shake Ramaphosa's hand on Saturday.

Other media organisations also reported a resident appeared to try to chase Ramaphosa away, but that he was warmly received by others.

The paper and the ANC have some history.

Last year, the party tried to lead a boycott of City Press because it published a picture of the image The Spear which depicted President Jacob Zuma's genitals.

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