EFF, like journalists, also abused by faceless trolls, court hears

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- timeslive.co.za | a month ago

The EFF has been used as a punching bag by "faceless trolls" and abused online just like journalists have been, the Equality Court, sitting at the high court in Pretoria, heard on Tuesday.

The court heard arguments over the alleged intimidation of journalists, which stemmed from a speech EFF leader Julius Malema made outside the state capture commission in November 2018. Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan was at the time testifying before deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo.

Malema accused specific journalists of protecting Gordhan and said he regarded them as the apartheid government's "Stratcom" agents.

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