Cape Town - Sunday World's editor Mapula Nkosi says the publication stands by their story that media personality Bonang Matheba was due in court over alleged tax fraud.
This comes after Bonang Matheba's PR team said on Tuesday that she would be seeking R10 million in damages following the Sunday World report.
On Wednesday, in a follow-up story titled "Sunday World stands by its story: Hawks pounce on Bonang as SARS zooms in on taxes" Nkosi said that the publication "rejects assertions that have been circulated" that the story in question is "fake".
"We stand by the report and the comment by National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Phindi Louw-Mjonondwane, who firmly confirmed the matter to us. A fraud docket with a case number that Sunday World has seen has been registered at the Johannesburg Central Station against Bonang Dorothy Matheba," an excerpt from the follow-up story reads.
Sunday World also claims that a police officer from the intelligence unit collaborated that a case of fraud was being investigated by the Commercial Crime Investigations Unit and "was indeed registered at the Johannesburg Central Station".