[WATCH] Shivambu 'scuffle' - Eusebius McKaiser calls out 'silent' journalists

Eusebius McKaiser says he is disappointed by the silence of some journalists following the incident involving EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu and a Netwerk 24 journalist on Tuesday.

He claims some in the media have given the EFF a free pass for too long.

On Tuesday Shivambu was caught on camera man-handling multimedia journalist Adrian de Kock outside Parliament.

...the number of top editors in this country who have said nothing; is it because he's white? Is it because he works at a media company where you don't work? Tomorrow it can be you.

Eusebius McKaiser, Presenter

We need to have strategic cooperation among ourselves as journalists and that in itself if in short supply. So for those of you who are journalists listening to this show, shame on you for your silence as well.

Eusebius McKaiser, Presenter

There is also an interesting racism element and an anti-male misogyny, or anti-male sexism that crept in from some of the responses from you the public.

Eusebius McKaiser, Presenter

McKaiser says Shivambu's apology was a non apology and the mere fact that he insisted that it was a 'scuffle' takes away the essence of it.

He added that he is also disappointed by the EFF for rallying behind Shivambu, despite his violent behavior.

Watch: McKasier says Shivambu's apology was a 'non-apology':


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