Dr Charlotte Scott, the wife of former vice president Dr Guy Scott has accused the government of what she termed as ever-tightening state control of the press.
Dr Scott made this reference when she responded to online publications that her husband had died in New York the United States after an illness.
She posted on her Facebook account that Dr Scott was safe and in good health.
Dr Scott went on to say that if people cannot get the truth – because of censorship and state-sponsored propaganda – then people will be forced to consume fiction, with little alternative way of checking the truth.
She added that human beings need news, and prefer true and well-informed news.