M&G boss takes a stand against Survé

Trevor Ncube says Iqbal Survé's claims are a bid to stop M&G from investigating the Sekunjalo CEO.

Independent Newspapers have claimed the Mail & Guardian is running out of money. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Weekly newspaper Mail & Guardian owner Trevor Ncube says the Independent Newspapers' claims about his group's financial situation don't add up, and are just a bid to stop his reporters from investigating Sekunjalo Group Chief Executive Officer Iqbal Survé.

Over the last few days Independent Newspapers have claimed the Mail & Guardian is running out of money because its revenues are being used to keep Ncube's Zimbabwean operations afloat.

The newspaper's owner says Survé is making claims that obviously aren't true and Surve's journalists aren't able to do a proper job.

Ncube says the Sekunjalo CEO phoned him last year and seemed surprised when he said he doesn't tell his journalists what to write or report on.