| 'We have the right to decide who we associate with' – EFF defends its ban on certain ...

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The EFF says it is not “moved” by a statement released by the South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) which condemned its decision to ban investigative journalism units, amaBhungane and the Daily Maverick’s Scorpio, from attending their party events, including press conferences.

EFF leader Julius Malema announced on Thursday, during the party‘s memorial service for former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, 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. On Friday, Sanef said it was by the party‘s decision.

The forum said it believed the EFF‘s actions “mimic the apartheid state’s censorious responses to investigative reports that exposed its brutal and corrupt activities”.

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