THE MEDIA AND DAVID LEANDER CALLED ‘BISCUIT.’


David Leander was on remand in prison accused of the murder of Sash Sawh, at the time a Minister of Government. He was admitted to prison during last week in a state of collapse. Immediately, accusations of him being poisoned in prison, with the collusion of the authorities, were made by his relatives. The private media not merely reported the event but highlighted the accusation of poisoning. Driven by these reports, Leander’s ongoing health condition became a matter of intense speculation by the media and others, and the cause of his illness by poisoning was spoken about as an established certainty by certain politicians.  From the first day of his collapse the media, or some sections of it, was aware that Leander’s condition was possibly due to a diabetic crisis. Yet we heard nothing about this possibility until after Leander had died. All we heard was speculation about poisoning. 
 

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