The chairperson of the civic organisation which is a complainant in the case before the Public Protector on Eskom's decision to sign multimillion contracts with independent power producers (IPPs), Phapano Phasha, says they have been “demonised” by the media for their act.
Writing on her Facebook page, Phasha, who chairs the Anti-Poverty Forum, said the mainstream media has never contacted them to hear their side of the story on the matter.
However, Independent Media can safely say it has been trying to contact Phasha since Sunday via Facebook messenger and she did not take up the offer to respond.
And the newspaper group in its stories it ran on Sunday and Monday, extensively lifted the group’s side from a press release it issued in February year when it decided to take the matter to the Public Protector Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
In a Facebook chiding the media, Phasha alleged that the media is an extraordinary weapon.