Sanef: The EFF has gone too far

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- ewn.co.za | 7 months ago

JOHANNESBURG - The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) says the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leadership and its supporters have crossed the boundaries of professional criticism, which it says can only be viewed as harmful incitement to violence against journalists.

The group has taken the matter to the Equality Court on behalf of five journalists who recently came under attack by the red berets and its members. At a protest outside the Zondo Commission last month, EFF leader Julius Malema called on his supporters to deal decisively with certain journalists who he accused of defending white monopoly capital.

Sanef says it was forced to take the legal route after its attempts to meet with Malema and other EFF leaders fell flat.

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