AS IT HAPPENED: Clashes outside court following Sanef interdict ruling

2017-07-07 12:54

Tensions flared following Sanef winning its court interdict against BLF and its leader Andile Mngxithama at the High Court in Johannesburg.

Read the full judgement here.

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Statement from Sanef:

Sanef rejects BLF's deplorable attempts to racially divide the journalistic fraternity. This has been a unifying moment for all journalists in the country and further motivation to do what we believe in: exposing injustice and wrongdoing, irrespective of colour or creed.

We are defending more than media freedom. We are defending the personal freedoms of every South African. Sanef chairwoman Mahlatse Gallens welcomed the interdict as a reinforcement of the rule of law and a strong statement against anyone who wants to muzzle the media.

"The purpose of the targeted harassment of these journalists is to keep allegations of corruption and state capture out of the public domain", said Gallens.

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The judge said: "The life of a journalist is not easy. The profession of a journalist, and in particular that of an investigative journalist, is seldom appreciated.More than often it is criticised. The public often frowns upon the reporting of a journalist. His or her actions are continuously subjected yo criticism or alleged biasness or sensation. Seldom a word of gratitude is expressed."

07 Jul 12:56
Mngxitama: Our lawyers are reading the judgement. The judge handed it down and ran away. If we come back here we want a black judge.

07 Jul 12:56
Mngxitama: This is our country. If any white person brings violence, we'll exercise natural right to defend ourselves.

07 Jul 12:56
Mngxitama: Sanef doesn't care about black people. You have a buffoon called Lekota jumping up and down here. He can't protect anyone.

07 Jul 12:55
Mngxitama: Those who are racist, we will continue to protest against you. White people are settlers, land thieves, hide behind roman dutch law.

07 Jul 12:55

07 Jul 12:55

WATCH: 'White people are going to die with you,' shouts BLF after losing in court

Angry members of Black First Land First (BLF) hurled insults and threats to journalists outside the courtroom where Judge Corrie van der Westhuizen interdicted the organisation on Friday from abusing journalists.

07 Jul 12:55

Sanef has won its court interdict against Black First Land First and its leader Andile Mngxithama at the High Court in Johannesburg.

Judge Corrie van der Westhuizen ruled that BLF is interdicted from intimidating, assaulting, and going to journalists' homes.

07 Jul 12:55

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