The Economic Freedom Fighters have denied involvement in the recent attack on journalist Ranjeni Munusamy, saying they never called for violence
Tiso Blackstar journalist Ranjeni Munusamy recently revealed that she had been attacked by three men at a Joburg shopping centre last month.
The journalist had alleged that the attack had happened after EFF leader Julius Malema accused her of being part of an ‘Indian cabal’ a ‘policitican’ and of protecting Minister Pravin Gordhan and President Cyril Ramaphosa’s political interests.
Briefly.co.za had reported that the EFF leader had been addressing supporters outside of the State Capture Inquiry where Pravin Gordhan had been testifying.
The details of her allegation are contained in a affidavit which will form part of SANEF’s (South African National Editors Forum) case against the EFF as well as Julius Malema.
Munusamy had detailed how she had been followed, sworn at and threatened by EFF supporters in the affidavit.
However, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi who the parties spokesperson has denied any involvement in the attack and maintained that the EFF had never threatened the lives of any journalists.
"The EFF has been consistent in its message to its supporters that our battle with these individuals is an intellectual one based on ideas and not on physical violence," Ndlozi said.
Ndlozi had gone on to say that the EFF had made it clear to supporters that the battle against journalists had purely been an intellectual one, not a violent one. He expanded on the viewpoint by pointing out that the party had not published the home address of any journalist, rather that it had been the other way around.
This is in reference to a controversial Tweet posted by a journalist revealing the home address of the parties president Julius Malema.
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