[LISTEN] ANCWL's Meokgo Matuba apologises to journalist over gun image

African National Congress Women's League Secretary-General Meokgo Matuba, has spoken exclusively to Eyewitness News journalist Clement Manyathela about allegations that she tried to intimidate Sunday Times journalist, Qaanitah Hunter.

Hunter had reported on a meeting Matuba attended with former president Jacob Zuma, secretary general Ace Magashule and former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo.

The group seemingly met at a Durban hotel last week.

READ: 'Secret' meeting with JZ could be deliberate message for Ramaphosa - analyst

When Hunter asked Matuba to confirm whether she was at that meeting, she denied it and sent the reporter a picture of a gun.

In the interview with Manyathela, Matuba apologises and says she did not send the image. She adds it was not her intention and she supports media freedom.

She still does not want to confirm or deny whether she was part of the meeting. She just wanted to talk about a gun image sent from her phone.

Clement Manyathela, EWN political reporter

She says there are several people that use her phone. She says she was not even aware that the picture was sent to Qaanitah Hunter until Qaanitah sent her a message responding to that picture and asking, is this meant for me?

Clement Manyathela, EWN political reporter

Click on the link below to hear more from Manyathela as well as the interview ...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Matric revision podcast by Gauteng Education Department --- working with 702

Matric revision podcast by Gauteng Education Department --- working with 702

Pupils are able to access the podcast lessons at anytime that is suitable for them in the comfort of their homes.

Include persons living with disabilities in fight against COVID-19 - ministry

Include persons living with disabilities in fight against COVID-19 - ministry

Deputy Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize spoke about how containment measures can be isolating for those who rely on the support of others.

Grandmother of killed Soweto girl pleads with community to volunteer info

Grandmother of killed Soweto girl pleads with community to volunteer info

EWN reporter Mia Lindeque says the grandmother says if there wasn't a lockdown people would have stopped the culprits.

Premium spirits distributor pledges R2m to support bartenders and waiters

Premium spirits distributor pledges R2m to support bartenders and waiters

The initiative by Pernord Ricard South Africa will benefit at least 1,000 workers affected by the lockdown.

'Secret' meeting with JZ could be deliberate message for Ramaphosa - analyst

'Secret' meeting with JZ could be deliberate message for Ramaphosa - analyst

The Sunday Times published a report which alleges that the group was discussing a plot to unseat President Cyril Ramaphosa.

SABC 8's claims of 'secret' meeting dismissed by Presidency

SABC 8's claims of 'secret' meeting dismissed by Presidency

In an open letter, the SABC 8, raise concern over what they say is a "takeover" of the public broadcaster.

Popular articles
Protective gear: 'There's trust breakdown between government and public sector'

Protective gear: 'There's trust breakdown between government and public sector'

Nehawu has filed urgent court papers against the Department of Health for failure to protect workers during COVID-19 outbreak.

Scopa chairperson warns government against corruption during COVID-19

Scopa chairperson warns government against corruption during COVID-19

Mkhuleko Hlengwa has expressed his concerns about the potential corrupt activities that may occur amidst the coronavirus.

East London prison officials awaiting COVID-19 results in self-isolation

East London prison officials awaiting COVID-19 results in self-isolation

Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo says a female official tested positive after attending a funeral.

What needs to be achieved for the national lockdown to be lifted?

What needs to be achieved for the national lockdown to be lifted?

NICD's professor Cheryl Cohen says there will be a need for some kind of social distancing measures to be put in place.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson battles COVID-19 in intensive care unit

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson battles COVID-19 in intensive care unit

Johnson tested positive for coronavirus 11 days ago.

[WATCH] Brothers creating a movie drive in experience in their garage goes viral

[WATCH] Brothers creating a movie drive in experience in their garage goes viral

Khabazela shares some of the videos that went viral on Twitter and Facebook.

[WATCH] Family playing pool on makeshift table during lockdown goes viral

[WATCH] Family playing pool on makeshift table during lockdown goes viral

Khabazela shares some of the videos that went viral on Twitter and Facebook.

[WATCH] Man playing national anthem with bagpipes during lockdown goes viral

[WATCH] Man playing national anthem with bagpipes during lockdown goes viral

Khabazela shares some of the videos that went viral on Twitter and Facebook.

NICD announces successful genome sequencing to find out how COVID-19 spreads

NICD announces successful genome sequencing to find out how COVID-19 spreads

University of the Western Cape South African Bioinformatics Institute's Peter Van Heusden explains what this discovery means.

Number of COVID-19 positive cases rises to 1,686, one death confirmed

Number of COVID-19 positive cases rises to 1,686, one death confirmed

According to the Department of Health, this is an increase of 31 from the previously reported cases