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The Citizen
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner CTP/Caxton
Publisher CTP/Caxton
Editor Martin Williams
Founded 1976
Headquarters Johannesburg
Circulation 73,008[1]
Official website

The Citizen is a tabloid style newspaper that is distributed nationally in South Africa.

It was the only major English language newspaper that was favourable to the ruling National Party under apartheid. Its first editor was Martin Spring. In 1978 the newspaper was at the centre of the Muldergate Scandal, so-named after Dr Connie Mulder, the Cabinet minister who was first implicated. The State President, former Prime Minister B.J. Vorster was ultimately also implicated in the use of a slush fund to establish and finance the newspaper.

In 1998 it was acquired by CTP/Caxton.

See also

The Citizen is currently known and respected for it's combination of objective analysis and a wide range of coverage of important news.


  1. ^ "Pocket Guide to South Africa 2006/2007". Government Communication and Information System. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 

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