Journalist Karima Brown has been sent a reply from EFF leader Julius Malema regarding an incident where she mistakenly posted an editorial brief on WhatsApp.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) chief electoral officer Sy Mamabolo told reporters on Monday that Brown brought the matter before the commission and it was being dealt with. “Yes, the IEC did receive a complaint which we duly referred to our internal structure, the office for electoral offences.
There’s been a referral to Mr [Julius] Malema to ask for his side of the story. One of the core elements of natural justice is that you’ve got to hear the other side. Mr Malema has since furnished the IEC with his version.
The version has now been placed before Miss Brown who has requested time until tomorrow,” said Mamabolo. Mamabolo added that Brown will make a decision on whether she wants to make further submissions or not on the matter.
“After tomorrow, the matter will then be before the commission to determine a way forward.