Media reduced to watching VIPs in flashy cars

2010-09-22 00:00

THE media were totally barred from the African National Congress national general council as it entered its second day in Durban yesterday

They were reduced to watching delegates and senior ANC members climbing out of their expensive German sedans and 4x4 and heading inside.

Ministers and senior leaders arrived in flashy wheels, mostly executive black, grey and some silver.

Black BMW X5 4x4s flashed blue lights while escorting VIPs.

The luxury cars that ANC members arrived in included Cadillacs, Audis, Mercedes-Benzes, Range Rovers, Nissan X-Trails, Jeeps, Prados and Pajeros.

Reporters were also prevented from interviewing delegates outside the venue.

At the checkpoint, anyone without a delegate pass was turned away by the security personnel at the gate, who said they were acting on strict instructions.

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