- Members of the African National Congress (ANC) have protested against racism outside the eNCA premises
- This comes after eNCA journalist Lindsay Dentlinger was accused of racism for the infamous mask incident
- The ANC members were expressing their frustrations about the situation with Dentlinger and promoting their anti-racism campaign
African National Congress (ANC) members picketed outside the eNCA head offices in Hyde Park, Cape Town on Tuesday, 2 March. The ANC members are expressing their frustrations over eNCA journalist Lindsay Dentlinger.
This follows videos of Dentlinger asking black politicians to wear their masks but failing to do so with white politicians. The ANC members are now promoting their national campaign against racism by protest against the mask incident involving Dentlinger.
ANC Youth League Western Cape Provincial Chairperson Muhammad Khalid Sayed shared images of the ANC Western Cape members to Twitter.
Take a look at the tweets by Sayed and the ANC below:
Read some of the responses to the ANC's post below:
"Hopefully, Comrade Jessie Duarte will next picket against the extreme poverty and unjust, grossly unequal society that the ANC hasn't yet made a dent in solving by calling for a basic income grant. Especially for those with an income below the minimum wage. #ANCSayNoToPoverty."
"What is a shame is that a party in power resorts to picketing than effectively exercising its power and deal with a problem that persists year after year in its homeland."
"Shes part of the ruling party top six, surely the last thing she should be doing is picketing, its a joke."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Dentlinger had released an apology. Dentlinger has stated that she acknowledges the outrage and apologised for the disrespect it caused.
She added that she felt awful about how she was being perceived across the country and how people in Mzansi believed that the incident was a true reflection of who she is as a journalist.
Dentlinger further claimed that the incident was not an isolated one, as many believed it occurred at the 2021 budget speech. The incidents reportedly happened between October 2020 and last week.
The South African reported that Dentlinger was speaking in an interview with eNCA where she said she acknowledged how the situation was portrayed. She admitted that she made a mistake by not asking FF Plus leader Pieter Groenewald to wear a mask.
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