BARRY BATEMAN

If a story breaks in Pretoria, it’s likely that Barry has broken it. He has come to be feared and loathed by the capital’s corrupt and criminal elements as his relentless investigations have brought many of the Tshwane’s dirty officials to light. In 2012 he was credited with exposing Deputy Tshwane Police Chief, Ndumiso Jaca.
Mandy de Waal documented his successes in an article that appeared on Daily Maverick.

Barry was also the sleuth who broke the news of an unauthorized plane landing at Waterkloof Airforce Base and thus was at the centre of the storm of what became known as “GuptaGate”.

He is currently writing a book on the Oscar Pistorius case with colleague Mandy Wiener, entitled Behind the Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story