New Sunday Times editor, Bongani Siqoko, has admitted the newspaper made several errors in its reporting on the National Research Group within SARS, which has become the subject of a Hawks investigation into finance minister, Pravin Gordhan.Gordhan was head of SARS when the unit was established.In a lengthy explanation published in the Sunday Times today, Siqoko said: “Did we get everything right with our SARS story? No. Did we get everything wrong? Again the answer is no.”He went on to say: “Today we admit to you that we got some things wrong.”He wrote that SARS had, in fact, received approval to set up the National Research Group within the National Intelligence Agency from then finance minister, Trevor Manuel. “The unit was not in the end set up within the NIA but became a unit within SARS.”“We stated some allegations as fact, and gave incomplete information in some cases. In trying to inform you about SARS, we should have provided you with all the dimensions of the story and not...

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