The Citizen Newspaper South Africa

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

In 1998, The Citizen was acquired by CTP/Caxton. Its core readership is now black middle-class men.

The paper was founded in 1976 during the apartheid era by Louis Luyt at which time it was the only major English language newspaper favorable to the ruling National Party. In 1978, during the Muldergate Scandal, it was revealed that the money to establish and finance the newspaper had come from a secret slush fund of the Department of Information, and ultimately from the Department of Defense.