Veteran journalist Mathatha Tsedu says Julius Malema's ban of ANN7 and The New Age journalists from EFF events is "almost Idi Amin".
Malema, speaking at a press conference at the EFF's headquarters in Braamfontein on Thursday, said the Gupta-owned news channel and newspaper were operating as "cartels" and "the mafia".
Listen to 702's Xolani Gwala conversation with Mathatha Tsedu below:
The issues around ANN7 and TNA journalists are a logical by-product of the decision to ban the Guptas from living in this country.— Mathatha Tsedu, veteran journalist
It's not about them being here and being subjected to processes of law in this country, they want them out of the country. That's almost Idi Amin.— Mathatha Tsedu, veteran journalist
The EFF should take this particular matter to court instead of issuing threats of the nature they just did this afternoon.— Mathatha Tsedu, veteran journalist
ANN7 editor-in-chief, Moegsien Williams, explains to Xolani why the live feed was cut when Malema took aim at the Gupta family.
Listen to the interview below:
You couldn't continue your coverage of a press conference if you're asked to leave. The feed couldn't continue.— Moegsien Williams, ANN7 editor-in-chief