Sthembiso Msomi has resigned as political editor of City Press, write Phakamisa Ndzamela and a Staff Reporter.
Mathatha Tsedu , the paperÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s editor-in-chief, said Msomi ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œresigned beginning of the monthÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â. Tsedu would not comment on the reasons for MsomiÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s departure. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œI think itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s fair that you call him,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Tsedu.
Msomi is keeping mum about his next move: ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œIÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m not willing right now to say where I am going because I am still contracted to City Press.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â However Msomi has indicated that he will not be leaving journalism. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œI will never be a very good spindoctor.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â.
However, he denied he would be going to the Sunday Times.
Mondli Makhanya , the editor of the Sunday Times, would not deny or confirm whether Msomi was joining his team. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œAsk him [Msomi],ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Makhanya.
Msomi said there was no conflict between him and City Press.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œIÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m moving because I thought it was time for me to pursue a career somewhere else. I regard this place as home. I have grown a lot.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Tsedu could not shed light on who is to replace Msomi as City Press political editor.