ANC defends Gwede Mantashe as 'bribery' storm intensifies

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- dispatchlive.co.za | 3 weeks ago

"For the ANC, media freedom and the independence of the media are sacrosanct," said the ruling party, adding that it would continue to defend the right to report without fear or favour.

The DA said on Monday that it would report Mantashe to parliament's ethics committee, believing that he was in breach of the parliamentary code of ethical conduct and disclosure of members' interests. The EFF called for Mantashe to step down with immediate effect following the allegations.

"Mantashe must step down if he is bribing journalists to hide a sex story.

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