Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Noseweek editor 'had to be taken care of'

27 July 2010, 06:27

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Noseweek editor Martin Welz was "blissfully unaware" his murder had been plotted by mining figure Brett Kebble.

Testifying on the first day of Glenn Agliotti's trial on charges relating to the murder of Kebble, the first State witness, Michael Schultz, said the mine owner had created a hit list and plotted the murders of Welz and Allan Gray auditor Stephen Mildenhall.

"Welz had to be taken care of because he had apparently been writing bad stories about the Kebble family," Schultz said. Mildenhall had been blocking a R500 million loan from Allan Gray to Kebble.

Noseweek ran a number of reports on questionable deals by Kebble, with Welz denouncing him as a "conman" and criticising his failure to pay tax.

Yesterday Welz said: "I was blissfully unaware at the time I was on a so-called hit list. Our policy has been to publish without restriction."

Welz said Kebble had been thought of as a "celebrity".

"He had hired public relation companies to polish his image and we destroyed that."


This article was originally published on page 3 of The Cape Times on July 27, 2010

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Comments by Sonny

At the rate Kebble was going, he got what he asked for!

He was just another scum-bag!

How many more ""celebrities"" are running loose in our society?.

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