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WATCH LIVE: Sanef vs EFF | Equality Court battle continues

06 August, 10:11 AM

The South African National Editors' Forum's (Sanef) Equality Court case against the EFF will continue for a second day in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.

"Sanef and a number of individual journalists have taken the EFF to the Equality Court to argue that the latter has enabled an environment in which intimidation, harassment, threats and/or assaults on journalists, including the individual complainants in this case, have been tolerated and, in fact, encouraged, creating a chilling effect on freedom of expression, access to information and freedom of the media in the country," Sanef said in a statement.

READ: Malema is just asking for the media 'to be honest', court hears

The five journalists are News24 editor Adriaan Basson, Daily Maverick journalist Pauli van Wyk, Tiso Blackstar's associate editor Ranjeni Munusamy, Eyewitness News senior journalist Barry Bateman and co-editor of Vrye Weekblad Max du Preez. 

The EFF has argued that it did not know – and has no control over - the people responsible for the barrage of online harassment journalists are subjected to daily.

On Monday, the court heard that all EFF leader Julius Malema asked for during his November 2018 speech outside the state capture commission of inquiry was that journalists should be honest. 

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