Security guards, media face off at ANC conference

2012-06-27 12:54

The media and security faced-off over access to ANC delegates at the party’s national policy conference this afternoon.

ANC spokesperson Keith Khoza told reporters they had to stay away from the conference hall while commissions were sitting but could speak to delegates during tea and lunch breaks.

During the lunch break, security guards walked up to reporters and photographers from various media houses and confiscated their accreditation tags.

Photographers from the Daily Sun and the Mail&Guardian had their cameras taken away.

Khoza was negotiating with the guards to try and get accreditation tags and cameras returned.

» Sapa incorrectly reported that police and media faced off at the ANC policy conference. Security guards confiscated tags and cameras.

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