Dros rape trail: State witness allegedly threatens journalists

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- news24.com | a month ago

The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) says it is concerned with the increase in harassment of journalists, not only by authorities and politicians but by the public as well.

The editors forum said this after three journalists who were covering the Nicholas Ninow rape trial in Pretoria were allegedly threatened by a State witness on Tuesday. News24 journalist Alex Mitchley, Hanti Otto from Netwerk24 and eTV's Pule Letshwiti were approached by the witness who was apparently angry that media houses had named him.

According to Mitchley, the witness questioned why media houses had named him and it was explained that there was no court order not to name the witness as he testified in an open court.

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