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South africa : editors 'forum condemns ' direct threat Against sunday times Journalist

Posted : 10:10 PM Sep 17,2018 by ICPFJ
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South africa : editors 'forum condemns ' direct threat Against sunday times Journalist

anc women;league Threatens Journalist with a gun


BY QAANITAH HUNTER  sep 09th 2018

Women’s league General Secretary‚ Meokgo Matuba allegedly sent Sunday Times journalist Qaanitah Hunter a picture of a “gun” after an article by herself and Jeff Wicks about a meeting between former president Jacob Zuma and his allies at a Durban hotel.

The Sunday Times published pictures showing that the former President was in fact in Durban at that time.

Various ANC structures, including the ANC Women’s League, immediately released statements condemning the article arguing that it was false, damaging and aimed to specifically discredit the ANC in the lead up to the 2019 elections.

A photograph of a gun was sent from a phone used by the league’s secretary general‚ Meokgo Matuba‚ to the journalist:

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) has joined in to condemn the threats made against Sunday Times journalist, Qaanitah Hunter.

SANEF said it believes that the ANC, and its various structures, obviously, have the right to criticize the

media, point out inaccuracies and lay formal complaints with bodies such as the Press Council.

 Rohan menon 

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