'He is suggesting that he wants to ban all of the media from EFF events'

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have turned down an invitation to meet with South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) about threats made against journalists, saying the party is currently too busy.

It's after party leader Julius Malema spoke outside the Zondo Commission last week and called on his supporters to “deal decisively” with certain journalists.

Chairperson of Sanef Mahlatse Mahlase says they are worried where such rhetoric is headed.

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She says Sanef had invited the EFF to meet with them.

We wanted to show him the evidence that we have collected over the past few days...to show the consequences of his comments since he made them outside the Zondo Commission

Mahlatse Mahlase, Chairperson of Sanef

Now he is suggesting that he basically wants to ban all of the media from EFF events.

Mahlatse Mahlase, Chairperson of Sanef

We were hoping that we would actually engage because we are going towards an election and it is important, as part of our democracy, that we are able to reflect everybody's stance.

Mahlatse Mahlase, Chairperson of Sanef

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