- Julius Malema has drawn condemnation after an online attack of journalist, Karima Brown
- Malema also shared Brown's personal phone number online
- As a result, Sanef has accused the EFF leader of assaulting media freedom
EFF leader, Julius Malema, has hit out at journalists once again.
He accused journalist, Karima Brown, of trying to send "moles" to spy on an EFF event, and also shared her phone number on Twitter.
However, the screenshots Malema shared to justify his allegations did not support his claims. Rather, the message Brown sent appeared to be standard journalistic procedure.
Several people criticised Malema for his post, saying that he had "doxxed" Brown. "Doxxing" is when a person's private information is shared online without their consent.
Others also pointed out that Malema had previously railed against other journalists for revealing his personal details on social media.
Malema responded to the criticism with more tweets.
"I think someone misled you into believing I care about your stinking opinions," he posted.
Malema's tweet sparked an onslaught of hateful comments against Brown online, with some even threatening rape violence. As a result, Sanef condemned the EFF leader's post. Additionally, the forum said that Malema's comments effectively amounted to an attack on media freedom.
Brown, however, said she would not be intimidated by the online abuse.
Despite this, the EFF refused to back down. It defended its position and accused Brown of working for the ANC and not being a real journalist.
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