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'ANC's ban of journalist is extreme'

Sanef’s Mpumelelo Mkhabela says the ANC should have dealt with the issue differently.

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JOHANNESBURG – The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) says the African National Congress (ANC) took extreme measures in dealing with journalist Carien du Plessis' tweet about the upcoming 8 January celebrations.

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

Yesterday, du Plessis sent out a tweet that angered the party.

She later apologised for her remark.

However, the ANC has since withdrawn her accreditation, saying she is racist and clearly has no interest in covering the event.

But Sanef’s Mpumelelo Mkhabela says the ANC should have dealt with the issue differently.

“We acknowledge that the language used is offensive. The ANC has taken the extreme measure of banning her from covering the activities in Rustenburg. We think that ANC could have done better. We think the ANC should rise above these things.”

LISTEN: ANC's decision to ban Carien du Plessis over tweet 'extreme'



(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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