Zimpapers apologise to Kaukonde for fabricated sex articles

Zimpapers apologise to Kaukonde for fabricated sex articles
Published: 16 July 2017 (452 Views)
In our issue of November 2, 2015, and also in the issue of our sister newspaper The Sunday News of the same day, we published articles titled "Ray Kaukonde in sex-for-power storm" and "Kaukonde in sex scandal".

In the publications allegations were made against Mr Ray Joseph Kaukonde, then Zanu-PF Mashonaland East provincial chair and Minister of State for the same province that he was an unprincipled and immoral politician and leader, demanding sex from married and unmarried women in exchange for political positions, that he slept with a married member of the National Assembly, that he was a womaniser who had ruined many families, and was generally unworthy.

The article further claimed that many women had succumbed to Mr Ray Joseph Kaukonde's demands and others had abandoned their political ambitions for the fear of sexual harassment by him.

It has come to our attention that the allegations appearing in the articles referred to above were completely and utterly untrue and were based on sources of information that have been established to have no credibility at all. Consequently, therefore, we hereby retract in their entirety the allegations in the articles and wish to apologise unreservedly to Mr Ray Joseph Kaukonde and his family for the damage done to his good name and reputation, and embarrassment and anguish caused by the publication.

- zimpapers

Tags: Kaukonde, Sex, Apology,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Omega Sibanda launches his Zanu-PF campaign

by Staff reporter | 21 June 2018 | 47 Views

Chinamasa proud of bins ceremony

by Staff reporter | 21 June 2018 | 53 Views

Mnangagwa to tour Ekusileni

by Staff reporter | 21 June 2018 | 46 Views

Andy Muridzo wife refuses to kiss him in public

by Staff reporter | 21 June 2018 | 51 Views

Omega Sibanda launched his Zanu-PF campaign

by Staff reporter | 21 June 2018 | 52 Views

Spot FM changes name to Classic263

by Ndou Paul | 21 June 2018 | 30 Views

Mnangagwa takes campaign trail to Bulawayo

by Staff reporter | 21 June 2018 | 43 Views

ZESA employee electrocuted in Bulawayo

by Staff reporter | 21 June 2018 | 43 Views

Are tattoos good for our youths

by Tondorindo | 21 June 2018 | 44 Views

Welcome back our Original Mazoe drink

by Thomas Murisa | 21 June 2018 | 48 Views

Zanu-PF candidates threatening to shut down churches in Hobhouse

by Fanuel Chinowaita | 21 June 2018 | 57 Views

Mnangagwa to resume issuance of grants

by Staff reporter | 21 June 2018 | 41 Views

Your success is in your state of mind

by Enos Denhere | 21 June 2018 | 39 Views

Chamisa showed his true colours when he chose Mugabe over Khupe

by Anthony Mkondo | 21 June 2018 | 54 Views

Mutsvangwa barred from evicting Chipanga from farm

by Staff reporter | 21 June 2018 | 76 Views

Parly exposes Obert Mpofu

by Staff reporter | 21 June 2018 | 72 Views

Mugabe ally in court over political violence

by Staff reporter | 21 June 2018 | 64 Views

Chamisa to boycott Zimbabwe polls?

by Staff reporter | 21 June 2018 | 107 Views

WATCH: Zanu PF, MDC Alliance square off in TV debate

by CNBC Africa | 21 June 2018 | 92 Views

Woman to contest DNA test for 3rd time

by Staff reporter | 21 June 2018 | 91 Views

MTN increase LTE coverage and download speeds

by MyBroadband | 21 June 2018 | 54 Views

Mutsvangwa booed, storms out of debate

by Staff Reporter | 21 June 2018 | 154 Views

#ChinamasaChallenge a hit on Twitter

by Ndou Paul | 21 June 2018 | 125 Views

Teachers slam Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 21 June 2018 | 102 Views

Spot FM Zimbabwe change name to Classic263

by Ndou Paul | 21 June 2018 | 79 Views

Zuma warned Chamisa against pact with Mugabe

by Staff reporter | 21 June 2018 | 181 Views

Mugabe's health condition 'is nothing serious'

by AFP | 21 June 2018 | 82 Views

Mukupe ordered to return journalist's cellphone

by MISA | 21 June 2018 | 77 Views

Cleansing ceremony for Gweru- Kwekwe highway black spot

by Staff reporter | 21 June 2018 | 124 Views

.Man hangs self in neighbour's yard

by Staff reporter | 21 June 2018 | 152 Views

Peter Ndlovu's story told in World Cup advert

by Staff reporter | 21 June 2018 | 167 Views

Banks set to cut transaction costs

by Staff reporter | 21 June 2018 | 133 Views