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Media condemns EFF’s manhandling

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Cellphone image of EFF supporters singing outside the Palace of Justice in Pretoria where the party is challenging the constitutionality of fees charged by the IEC.

Pretoria - The National Press Club on Thursday condemned the manhandling of journalists by the EFF outside the High Court in Pretoria.

“The incident happened on Wednesday when a member of the Economic Freedom Fighters apparently tripped over the chain fencing on Church Square, hit his head, and died on the scene,” it said in a statement.

“Members of the media on the scene were, in a volatile manner, pushed away and threatened that their cameras would be confiscated and broken. Some were even abused with death threats.”

The incident happened while the party sought an interdict against having to pay a deposit to the Independent Electoral Commission when submitting lists of candidates for the upcoming elections.

The club said the incident could affect relations with the party.

“This incident does not auger well for future media relations with the EFF - how can you manhandle in this manner the very people you depend on to communicate your message to the broader population?

“The National Press Club condemns these actions, in a country where the fight for media freedom was long and arduous.” - Sapa


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