- Julius Malema has accused the eNCA of editing photos of him to make him appear unattractive
- This comes after the EFF leader banned specific media agencies from covering party events
- The eNCA has dismissed the claims, promising to make footage available to the boycotted bunch
Jeremy Maggs, eNCA Editor, has denied editing Julius Malema to make his likeness 'undesirable', rejecting claims that it portrays the EFF leader as a 'gangster'.
In a statement released by the agency, eNCA invited Malema to take them to task with any tangible examples of his assertions:
“We roundly reject this absurd and fanciful notion. We abide strongly by the principles of fair, accurate and objective reporting and invite Mr Malema to provide examples where we have portrayed him as such and take up the issue with the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa.”
The Citizen reports that the agency had also raised concerns about the decision to ban amaBhungane and the Daily Maverick's Scorpio from Red Beret events.
Maggs had urged the party to rethink their position on the matter, vowing that the agency will cease to broadcast events and views of the party if they ban those who criticise it. The editor also promised to make materials available to the two boycotted agencies.
Briefly.co.za reported that Malema had blasted a report accusing him of using ill-gotten VBS funds to support his lavish lifestyle.
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