Durban - The South African National Editors' Forum has condemned the attack and manhandling of two journalists at the hands of Metro police in Durban while they were covering a protest in support of eThekwini Mayor.
Independent Media political journalist, Sihle Mavuso was attacked and detained by police while eNCA journalist Siphamandla Goge was also manhandled and roughed up by Metro police offers but was not arrested.
Freelance journalist Des Erasmus who captured the arrest on camera alleges that police did not know that Mavuso was a journalist. She says Mavuso was pushed into a Metro Police vehicle.
Mavuso was released by police shortly after 11am.
Goge was also manhandled and roughed up by Metro Police offers but was not arrested.