Published 13 December 2018, by Ayanda Mdluli     

How much is the truth worth? Well, if you are Dr Iqbal Survé, chairman of Sekunjalo Investments Holdings and executive chairman of Independent News Media, it could be billions of Rands.

Having weathered a barrage of severely negative and often false and misleading “news” stories and finger pointing over the past few years, Dr Survé has had enough.

He has decided that the truth must come out and the only way to do this, is by going to court to let the law decide.

As a result, and having consulted senior counsel on the matter, Dr Survé and his legal team will be issuing a raft of summonses during the first quarter of 2019.

These summonses will be aimed at a number of South African media houses, journalists in their personal capacity and a number of individuals who have been instrumental in the sustained and unprovoked attack on Dr Survé and a number of the Sekunjalo Group investee companies.

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