US journalist's NGO blasts Malema for Karima Brown tweet

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- citizen.co.za | 3 months ago

An American NGO defending journalists targeted South African radical leftist opposition leader Julius Malema on Saturday after he tweeted the personal phone number of a reporter who has since received a flood of threats.

“The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed grave concern about threats and harassment against veteran South African journalist Karima Brown,” said the organisation which runs a global network from New York. The statement came after Malema tweeted Brown’s telephone number, also calling her a “mole” for South Africa’s ruling ANC party.

Brown said that within hours she received a flood of messages she believes were sent by activists of Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters party, South Africa’s third-largest.

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