The EFF is unmoved by the South African National Editors’ Forum’s (Sanef’s) views in condemning their boycott of investigative units Scorpio and amaBhungane, as well as the Daily Maverick, from their events as well as their press conferences.
The EFF maintains it has a right to freedom of association. “We will never be able to stop anyone from writing anything they want about EFF, but we have the right to decide who we associate within our own events and platforms.
” The party questions where Sanef was when the same media was digging in their dustbins “in a pure attempt to discredit their persons?” “Where is Sanef when they repeat the same story of R16 million VBS money for more than a year, at the expense of the rest of the R2 billion that was lost to the bank? What action did Sanef demand when a journalist insulted the EFF leadership outside the Hawks offices in Silverton, Pretoria?” The EFF claims to have it on good record that journalists are working with politicians to discredit the EFF.