Johannesburg - The Economic Freedom Fighters's (EFF) lawyer on Monday told the South Gauteng High Court veteran journalist Karima Brown attacked the party outside of journalistic parameters.
"This is a journalist who effectively wants to deregister the EFF. A journalist who says the EFF has no business operating as a party in South Africa," said advocate Vuyani Ngwalana.
Brown approached the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) seeking intervention against party leader Julius Malema and the EFF.
The IEC invited Malema and Brown to a voluntary conciliation process, which was unsuccessful. This resulted in Brown approaching the court.
Brown wants the court to declare that Malema breached the electoral code. She is also seeking an order formally warning Malema and imposing a fine of R100 000 on him and lastly, she is demanding an apology from him and the party within a day of the order.