EFF refuses to meet with South African National Editors’ Forum


The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has declined a request to meet with the South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) to discuss threats and intimidation leveled at the media by its leader, Julius Malema.

”While we acknowledge Malema’s right to criticise the media, we remain gravely concerned about the threats and intimidation of individual journalists – often women – who report critically on the EFF, and the chilling effect this may have in newsrooms.

”A meeting with the EFF leadership was the first step in SANEF’s response to these threats and we believed was absolutely essential before the elections,” SANEF Chairperson Mahlatse Mahlase said in a statement on Tuesday.

The request comes after Julius Malema launched an attack on the media which he dubbed certain journalists ”the…

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