Journalist Barry Bateman pulled from air after expletive aimed at Malema

- | 6 months ago

Broadcaster Eyewitness News has apologised to EFF leader Julius Malema for the foul language used by its senior journalist, Barry Bateman on Tuesday.

"Bateman was caught on camera using derogatory words while in conversation with another reporter following an impromptu press briefing by Malema outside the Hawks' offices on Tuesday," the broadcaster said in a statement. The video has been shared widely on social media and Bateman's name was trending on Twitter on Tuesday.

"As EWN, we demand that our reporters abide by the same high standards that we expect from others.

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