Johannesburg - Daily newspaper Afro Voice, formerly known as The New Age, is set to close down at the end of June.
On Thursday afternoon, the newspaper's staff were told that the newspaper will be shut down "due to some legal issues" and the staff were asked to stay at home until further notice. They were promised their July salaries despite the newspaper not printing.
According to journalists, the announcement was made by Chairman Mzwanele Manyi.
Manyi was not available for comment.
After a vendor financing deal was settled, Manyi's Afrotone Media Holdings unveiled the rebranded television news channel and daily newspaper on April 23.