Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema came out in support for a tweet from the ANC’s Tony Yengeni on Tuesday night.
The ANC National Executive Council (NEC) member expressed the view that he “fully” supports ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte after her angry rant against eNCA journalist Samkele Maseko was caught on camera. According to Yengeni, Duarte put Maseko “into his miserable DA little corner”, a view apparently co-signed by Malema.
Duarte herself made claims about the eNCA’s supposed support for the Democratic Alliance (DA) during her rant, when she said that the station “followed” the DA’s slogan in the run-up to the 2016 municipal elections. “You call me me a bully but you are the worst bully I’ve ever come across.
I’ve never met anyone as arrogantly disposed as you are and you want to defend freedom of speech you’ve never fought for. “And you don’t defend freedom of speech because your particular TV station has decided the direction it will go on as it did in 2016 you followed the DA slogan of ‘vote for change’,” she said.