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We need to know the truth – even if it makes us uncomfortable

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As uncomfortable as some of the stories which have occurred over the past two weeks may make us feel, we need to know the truth.
by Yvonne Kolbe, Durban | Jul 25, 2019

Yes, the lead story regarding the tragic suicide of a young man was indeed very sad and upsetting to all of us, but hopefully, it will bring families together to understand the deeper issues. As for “stage setting”, the Sunday Times printed the exact same story together with a photograph of the parents. Who’s condemning this as sensationalism?

The naming and shaming of the accountant who stole funds without scruples is a good thing. Maybe it will make someone think twice in future before knowingly doing such disgraceful things to friends and relatives.

Whether or not you agree with the stories being reported, the editor and board of the SA Jewish Report are to be congratulated for bringing us the week that was, and the facts as they are. Otherwise, the whispers and suppositions behind closed doors could never really be a true reflection of the facts, and they become subjects of gossip and uncertainty.

I would like to add that Howard Feldman, although sometimes controversial in his opinions, is a well-balanced and thoughtful journalist.

Well done to you all. Keep shooting from the hip. 


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