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British PR firm hires Herbert Smith in South Africa probe

By Waithera Junghae

12 July 2017

British PR firm hires Herbert Smith in South Africa probe President Jacob Zuma Credit: Sandstein wikicommons

An internal investigation into whether Bell Pottinger created a media campaign intended to stoke racial tension in South Africa at the behest of a wealthy family with ties to President Jacob Zuma has so far uncovered matters of “deep concern”.