A case should be opened against the police for manhandling journalists - R2K

Chaos erupted in Durban on Thursday when suspended eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede's supporters clashed with police.

In the commotion, eNCA journalist Siphamandla Goge was manhandled by police and IOL reporter Sihle Mavuso was arrested.

Supporters are demanding the reinstatement of Gumede, whose special leave has been extended pending her corruption charges.

Righ2Know communications organiser Lazola Kati condemned the police actions.

It is harassment and in fact, a case should be opened against the police at this point because they can't be treating anyone who is not breaking the law like that.

Lazola Kati, Communications organiser - R2K

The journalist and any member of the public were well within their rights to be recording such an event. It is recording a protest and it is well within the law.

Lazola Kati, Communications organiser - R2K

RELATED: Police fire stun grenades and manhandle reporters at eThekwini mayor's march

You are allowed to record any protest except if it is in a national key point.

Lazola Kati, Communications organiser - R2K

Police are not allowed to say 'hand over your phone' or delete footage from your device.

Lazola Kati, Communications organiser - R2K

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