‘Pauw didn’t just do damage his credibility but he damaged Daily Maverick’s’

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17 February 2021,702, Matshepo Sehloho

Media Monitoring Africa director William Bird reflects on Jacques Pauw’s admission that he lied in an opinion piece.

“Pauw not only has damaged his credibility, but he has also damaged the credibility of the Daily Maverick because they went ahead and published the story.” William Bird, Director – Media Monitoring Africa

Pauw abused his white privilege to mislead people about what happened, he adds.

“He has to do a lot to rebuild his trust and credibility but I think he has also got to offer a lot more of a genuine apology.” William Bird, Director – Media Monitoring Africa

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