Apology and retraction to Mrs Afrika Msimang


defenceWeb hereby issues an apology to Mrs Afrika Msimang, wife of the Chief of the South African Air Force (SAAF) Lieutenant General Fabian Zimpande Msimang, over the article ‘SAAF Chief apparently suspended – no comment from SANDF’, published on 10 July 2018 and subsequently retracted.

It has been drawn to our attention that the apology and retraction dated 28 July 2018 addressed by us to Lieutenant General Zimpande Msimang (“General Msimang”), did not make specific reference to his wife, Mrs Afrika Msimang (“Mrs Msimang”), who was deemed to have been injured in her name and reputation by our original publication in regard to General Msimang having been allegedly suspended – which Zimpande Msimang has denied as being wholly untrue.

The purpose of this publication is to tender our apologies to Mrs Msimang who feels she has been injured and embarrassed by our original publication.