Former Business Day and Financial Mail journalist Sikonathi Mantshantsha has launched a crowd funding effort to raise money for his defence against a defamation claim launched by former Eskom CEO Matshela Koko.

Mantshantsha, who is now Eskom's spokesperson, had reported extensively on corruption at Eskom in 2017 and is being sued by Koko for tweets in which he predicted the arrest, conviction and jailing of the former executive. Koko says the tweets are defamatory and is claiming R600,000 in damages...

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