The EFF has released a statement defending their decision to ban certain media representatives from their events. This comes after a report accused Julius Malema of using ill-gotten funds to finance his luxurious lifestyle.
The Economic Freedom Fighters have defended their decision to ban both amaBhungane and the Daily Maverick's Scorpio from attending their events.
In a statement, the Red Berets said that while they could not prevent the investigative journalists, they did indeed have the right to choose who they allow at events.
Briefly.co.za reported that Julius Malema had announced that the journalists would be boycotted after publishing unflattering reports about his alleged dodgy dealings.
One of these reports had claimed Malema had used funds looted from VBS Mutual Bank to buy luxury clothing, pay for parties and support his lifestyle.
The South African National Editors Forum had condemned the move, but the political party remains seemingly unfazed:
“Sanef believes these actions mimic the apartheid state’s censorious responses to investigative reports that exposed its brutal and corrupt activities.”
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