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Adriaan Basson the second journalist to lay a charge against an EFF member

14 December 2018 5:44 PM
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Earlier on Friday, Karima Brown laid a charge of intimidation against a party member who sent her what she says is a threatening text.

News24 Editor Adriaan Basson has laid criminal charges against an Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) member for a tweet supporting comments by Black First Land First's (BLF) Andile Mngxitama. The BLF leader urged supporters in Potchefstroom to kill five white people for every black person who dies due to taxi violence.

This is a case of intimidation. We do know his first name and there is a lot of pictures of him, where he lives and works, seemingly in Tzaneen, in Limpopo. I think it is important for people to know that they cannot hide behind their social media profiles when they commit crimes like this.

Adriaan Basson, News24 editor

Earlier on Friday, journalist and 702 show host Karima Brown laid charges of incitement to violence, intimidation and fear against another EFF member, at a Johannesburg police station.

READ: Journalist Karima Brown lays charge of intimidation against EFF member

Basson says the threats cannot be ignored.

I have not seen them [the EFF leadership] distancing themselves. I am disappointed at the EFF leadership's lack of condemning these kinds of threats and violence. I actually believe that they are themselves creating an environment in which this intimidation can flourish.

Adriaan Basson, News24 editor

This person is clearly an EFF supporter with a number of pictures of him in EFF regalia...

Adriaan Basson, News24 editor

Click on the link below to hear more from Basson...


14 December 2018 5:44 PM
Tags:
Economic Freedom Fighters EFF
Adriaan Basson
Intimidation
charges of intimidation

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