Durban - An Independent Media journalist was arrested and manhandled by Durban Metro Police outside the Durban City Hall while covering a protest in support of Zandile Gumede on Thursday.
Independent Media journalist, Sihle Mavuso, who works for the group's political bureau was assaulted and apprehended by police.
Freelance journalist, Des Erasmus who captured the incident on camera said it is alleged that police did not know he was a journalist. She added that there was a lot of pushing and shoving.
Mavuso was pushed into a Metro Police vehicle parked nearby.
Erasmus said she screamed at the officers that Mavuso was a journalist but they did not listen to her.