R2K to protest in support of Dasnois

The Right2Know Campaign will picket on Tuesday in defence of the sacked Cape Times editor.

The Right2Know Campaign will picket on Tuesday in defence of sacked Cape Times editor. Picture: Lindiwe Mlandu/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The storm caused by the removal of Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois by her employers Sekunjalo Holdings refuses to die down.

The Right2Know Campaign says it will next week organise a picket in defence of Dasnois.

Right2Know's Mark Weinberg says they have called for Independent Newspapers to reinstate Dasnois as the editor of the Cape Times.

He says it appears the editor was dismissed over an article about the public protector's investigation of a tender that ultimately benefitted the Sekunjalo group.

However, the group maintains that Dasnois was removed from her position due to declining sales.

Weinberg has encouraged all concerned citizens and organisations to attend next week's picket, which will be held on Tuesday.

"We're picketing to defend press freedom and media diversity against the threat that has emerged from Sekunjalo Holdings."

Dasnois has since broken her silence, saying she believes her sacking was unfair.

She is currently weighing her legal options.