Court takes off the muzzle

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In April 2011, I wrote about a ground-breaking defamation case for the Sunday Times.

The Constitutional Court handed down a ground-breaking decision in the defamation case brought by Robert McBride, the former Ekurhuleni metro police chief, against The Citizen newspaper, who had called McBride a criminal and a murderer. The decision gives much-needed breathing space to the media, allowing more robust criticism of public figures.

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