- The EFF's Julius Malema recently told a local media company to voetsek in an angry tweet on his personal page
- In his tweet, he also declares that no EFF member will be doing interviews with any of the journalists from the media company
- Many South Africans headed to the comment section to share their thoughts on Malema's declaration
The Economic Freedom Fighters' Commander in Chief has recently declared that he and the entire EFF are officially cutting ties with a South African media house and all their journalists and will no longer be willing to speak to them.
In his tweet, Malema wrote that he and other EFF members will not be taking interviews with the eNCA. His mini rant comes after eNCA journalist Lindsay Dentlinger was accused of acting racist after requesting black politicians wear facemasks while being interviewed but did not request the same from black politicians.
"No journalists Male/Female from eNCA will interview any of the EFF activists anywhere globally; you can all jump anyhow you want. VOTSEK!!!," he wrote in the tweet.
South Africans had this to say:
"So when the EFF is in government, eNCA won’t be allowed to cover government events?"
"eNCA is a private propaganda machine its not compulsory for them to be given news by the government they should scratch dustbins for news."
"Imagine if this man becomes the President of SA and how things will be under him."
"How are journalists going to see that ordinary citizens are EFF activists...?? I think all EFF activists should have a barcode on their foreheads so journalists can easily recognize them..."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have requested that the Speaker of the National Assembly open an inquiry into eNCA over an incident involving the broadcaster's political correspondent Lindsay Dentlinger.
Social media users have been boiling with anger after the 2021 budget speech. This is a result of a video showing an eNCA reporter asking black politicians to keep their masks on while interviewing others without their masks.
Managing Director of eNCA Norman Munzhelele stated that they carefully analysed the situation and understood the given pressure of the live TV environment, adding that 'unplanned occurrences' can happen.
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