News24.com | Sanef 'appalled' by Malema's call to ban amaBhungane, Daily Maverick's Scorpio ...

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The South African National Editors‘ Forum (Sanef) says it is “appalled” by EFF leader Julius Malema‘s call to ban investigative journalism units, amaBhungane and the Daily Maverick’s Scorpio, from attending their party events, including press conferences.

On Thursday, during the EFF memorial service for former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, Malema told party supporters that the publications should be treated as the enemy, much like the EFF did when it banned Gupta-owned The New Age newspaper and broadcaster ANN7, Malema also described the two publications as frauds, designed to pursue the interest of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. However, in a statement issued on Friday, Sanef said it believed these actions “mimic the apartheid state’s censorious responses to investigative reports that exposed its brutal and corrupt activities”.

The ban comes after the units published an exposé on Malema, party deputy president Floyd Shivambu and Shivambu‘s brother Brian, as well as Malema‘s cousin, implicating them in the illicit flow of funds.

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