EFF Defends Decision On Banning Of amaBhungane And Scorpio

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- iafrica.com | 2 months ago

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Saturday said it was unfazed by a statement from the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) condemning the party’s boycott of amaBhungane and the Daily Maverick’s Scorpio.

In a statement released on Saturday, the party said it had the right to freedom of association. “We will never be able to stop anyone from writing anything they want about the EFF, but we have the right to decide who we associate with at our own events and platforms,” a statement read.

On Friday, Sanef said it was appalled after EFF leader Julius Malema called for the “banning” of investigative journalism units amaBhungane and the Daily Maverick’s investigative unit, Scorpio, from attending their party events, including press conferences on 13 September 2019.

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