Imagine my surprise. I innocently turn on the Newzroom Afrika 24-hour news television channel, and there’s putative media oligarch, politician of the (very few) people, highly paid wristwatch model and arch ex-criminal Kenny Kunene calling me a "bitter white supremacist".

OK, I didn’t innocently turn the TV on. That would make for a better story, but — and this is an important tip for the staff at Kunene’s recently launched news site — that would be what journalists refer to as "making it up". The truth is more mundane — someone texted me to tell me I was being name-checked in Kunene’s blustering defence of his staff being bust stealing stories from other news sites...

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