Editor laid criminal charge against EFF supporter after death threat

Editor laid criminal charge against EFF supporter after death threat

- The News24 editor-in-chief, Adriaan Basson, laid a charge of intimidation against an Economic Freedom Fighters supporter after the man threatened to kill him

- The man sent Basson a message on social media platform Twitter

- This comes not long after political analyst Karima Brown also opened a criminal case against the EFF for intimidation

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After a death threat on social media platform Twitter, the editor-in-chief at News24 turned to police to take action.

Adriaan Basson laid a charge of intimidation against a man, identified only as @tsk_tsheko, after he threatened to kill him.

@tsk_tsheko sent Basson a tweet in which he responded to BLF leader Andile Mngxitama's comments about killing white people.

But for the first time I agree with him, we must slaughter these white animals if they kill black Africans, actually we must come up with action to kill white people like you @AdriaanBasson

A report by News24 indicates that the comment has since been removed.

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Basson shared a tweet of his own in which he tells that he opened a case against the man. He added that the police will help him to find the man.

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, the EFF's spokesperson, said the man does not speak on behalf of the EFF.

The party's official positions are communicated by its leadership.

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This comes shortly after political analyst, Karima Brown, also turned to police after she was threatened on the message platform WhatsApp. Briefly.co.za reported that according to Brown, the messages came from a member of the EFF, Sibonginseni Masika Thupa from Elliotdale.

He allegedly called her 'the number one enemy'. While the police did not want to assist her at first, a case was eventually opened.

After refusing to take my case, and saying I must get a protection order and I wont be helped, I was finally assisted after intervention from above... now I have a case number.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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