THE editor and the Confidenté newspaper unreseveredly apologise and retract their statements and opinion of and concerning China Railway Seventh Group Namibia (Pty) Ltd (“CRSG”) contained in the newspaper article of 19 December 2019 entitled “Chinese expel locals from airport road project” in which the following defamatory allegations of and concerning CRSG were made:
1. CRSG is not complying with the joint venture agreement with OTE.
2. CRSG is using a false joint venture agreement.
3. CRSG is guilty of window dressing and is abusing its position as joint venture partner.
4. CRSG has failed to pay invoices of OTE and to perform in terms of the joint venture.
We also acknowledge that the above allegations were wrongful, were made in public and that they are false statements of fact; therefore prejudicial to the good name, fama and reputation of CRSG and we herewith give our sincerest apologies for same.