In their by now infamous judgement in the appeal of General Lothar Neethling vs Vrye Weekblad and the Weekly Mail, the judges of the Appeal Court in Bloemfontein held that our Common Law does not accord any specific role or privilege to the press in a democratic State. The Judges were wrong: wrong about the facts of the case and in their analysis of those facts; wrong about the press; and wrong about the law.

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Appeal Court
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