Sanef criticises harassment of journalists

- | 4 months ago

Sanef also responded to news that Independent Media journalists Wa Afrika and Rampedi had lodged a formal complaint with the Office of the Inspector General Of Intelligence as they believe they are being followed and their phones are being bugged.

“Sanef notes with concern the ongoing attacks, harassment and intimidation of journalists,” the statement said. Wa Afrika had stated that “we went to the Bramley Police Station to open a case of intimidation and harassment but the police told us it is not a criminal matter if a person follows you and takes photos of you and your vehicle… You need to be physically pushed about”.

The two journalists believe the harassment is linked to their reporting on the so-called “rogue unit” at the SA Revenue Services (Sars).

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