Mahlatse Mahlase: Sanef and five others vs EFF and another – setting the record straight

- | 3 months ago

The purpose of our complaint is not to stifle criticism of the media.

We believe that the comments by the EFF, Malema and their supporters go beyond fair criticism and constitute hate speech under the Equality Act, writes Mahlatse Mahlase. The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) notes and welcomes the public debate in the wake of our Equality Court application against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and its leader, Julius Malema.

We believe that this discussion will strengthen and improve our national discourse on the importance of media freedom and freedom of expression, which we fundamentally stand for and promote.

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