Whose goat has Mailu eaten?
A South African journalist (the IP address and so much else appears to add up) has written me twice today asking to be linked up with Kenyan writer David Mailu.
Says he: “…I am desperate to talk to (him)….There is an e-mail doing the rounds about P.W Botha and we would like to speak to him.”
In the other communication, he alleges that the said e-mail has been “reprinted by David Mailu. We want to speak to Mailu about he (sic) contents of the e-mail, please if you can forward me his details we need to speak to him ASAP.”
Lumka Oliphant is the name, Sartuday Star is the newspaper and 011 633 2407 is the number he’s given.
I asked him to pursue his query with the East African Educational Publishers, for lack of a better way around this.
Would KBWers in the South consider looking into this?
And would the night editors at our local dailies also look into this?