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ANC explains why it banned Carien du Plessis from bash

Du Plessis posted a tweet describing people who'd attend the ANC bash as ‘pantypreneurs’ and ‘tenderpreneurs’.

Freelance journalist Carien du Plessis. Picture: @carienduplessis/Twitter.
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JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress (ANC) says it’s withdrawn Carien du Plessis' accreditation to cover the 8 January statement by President Jacob Zuma, because it believes she has no interest in covering the actual event.

Zuma will deliver an address at the main celebration at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium tomorrow. 

The ruling party barred du Plessis after she posted a tweet describing people who'd attend the ANC bash as ‘pantypreneurs’ and ‘tenderpreneurs’.

She has since apologised for that tweet.
However the ANC’s Zizi Kodwa has described du Plessis as a racist who’s insinuated that black women at the event would be there to have sex with senior party officials.

Kodwa says the decision to ban her from the event has nothing to do with her previous work. 

“We like her writing, but the issue is what she said in the tweet. And I think what she said speaks volumes about her. Even if we know her past, it may not justify the remarks that she made.”

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)

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