Malema comes to Jessie Duarte's defence after attack on reporter

Malema comes to Jessie Duarte's defence after attack on reporter

The Economic Freedom Fighter leader has come to the defense of ANC Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte. This came after Duarte verbally attacked a reporter, however it seems as if Malema approves of how the ANC head put him 'into his miserable DA little corner'.

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Julius Malema has taking to social media to endorse a tweet defending Jessie Duarte after her verbal attack on Samkele Maseko.

It appears as if the EFF leader approves that the eNCA journalist had been put 'into his miserable DA little corner'.

ANC Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte has sparked controversy after accusing the journalist of being a bully and a Democratic Alliance supporter during a heated press conference.

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Duarte accused the eNCA of being DA supporters and that it had been evident in the way that Maseko conducted himself during the interview:

“And you don’t defend freedom of speech because your particular TV station has decided the direction it will go on as it did in 2016 you followed the DA slogan of ‘vote for change’." reported earlier today that Duarte had become enraged when questioned on the integrity of the ANC's candidates list, which had caused a stir when it revealed individuals implicated in corruption had made the cut.

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The ANC has responded to the incident, releasing a statement that it noted the 'one-sided' and 'biased' article presented by the eNCA.

The statement reads that Duarte had indicated at the beginning of the briefing that she would only be reading from a media statement and that any questions should be directed to the ANC spokesman.

According to The Citizen, the ANC has condemned the 'unacceptable' and 'unprofessional' outburst from Maseko.

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