Julius Malema's words had a chilling effect in newsrooms - Sanef

The Equality Court in Pretoria is hearing the case against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in its matter against the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) and several journalists.

Sanef approached the court on behalf of five journalists after they were attacked by party leader Julius Malema and his supporters at a protest outside the Zondo commission last year.

Clement Manyathela speaks to Sanef chairperson Mahlatse Mahlase about the relief they are seeking from the courts.

The main relief is around an interdict against the EFF to stop them from threatening and intimidating the journalists.

Mahlatse Mahlase, Chairperson - South African National Editors' Forum

RELATED: Sanef explains taking EFF to Equality Court over journo intimidation

It is not just about this incident, we are hoping this sets a precedent because the tweets that followed Julius Malema's words had a chilling effect in newsrooms.

Mahlatse Mahlase, Chairperson - South African National Editors' Forum

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