Zuma’s guards to reporter: I will take you away from here!

2016-04-21 13:40

Cape Town – A News24 reporter has been left shaken after some of President Jacob Zuma’s guards threatened her when she tried taking photos of his motorcade outside Parliament on Thursday.

Jenni Evans, a Parliamentary reporter, said she thought she’d try to get a few snaps of Zuma as he was exiting the precinct. As she was doing so, one of his bodyguards approached her and tried to block her from taking pictures.

“[He] wanted to arrest me. I said be my guest but read your standing orders before you do so,” Evans said.

She said another guard joined in and then a third who was in a military suit.

One of the guards trying to block Evans from taking a picture.

The guards told her she was a risk and said “I will take you away from here. Do you want me to take you away from here?”

Meanwhile, the members of the motorcade shouted to their colleagues that they should “take her phone”.

But Evans was having none of it.

“Thank God I’m 6ft tall and luckily the one guy was quite short!”

Zuma had emerged from Parliament after announcing the findings of the arms deal commission of inquiry.

The commission found that there was no evidence of corruption or fraud in the deal.

(Jenni Evans, News24)

(Jenni Evans, News24)

Read more on:    jacob zuma  |  cape town  |  blue light incidents  |  media  |  parliament 2016  |  arms deal

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