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  • Feb 22, 2012
  • 09:28 AM

Lost in translation

S'Thembiso Msomi / Times LIVE
Too often, politicians and other public figures wrongly cry: "I was misquoted" or "quoted out of context" when their utterances spark public outrage. The experience of the past few years, however, has taught me not to dismiss these as obfuscations without first getting an independent account of what the person actually said - especially if such a person had spoken in a language other than English.

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