AmaBhungane seeking legal advice after alleged heckling of journalist

It is understood Micah Reddy was participating in a talk show at the SABC when the group’s members approached him afterward.

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JOHANNESBURG - Investigative and research centre AmaBhungane is seeking legal advise after one of its journalists was allegedly heckled by Black First Land First (BLF) members on Monday.

It is understood Micah Reddy was participating in a talk show at the SABC studios alongside BLF leader Andile Mngxitama when the group’s members approached him immediately after the show.

AmaBhungane and other media houses have been reporting on a string of leaked emails that implicate the controversial Gupta family in dealings with Mngxitama.

In a statement, Reddy describes how the group assaulted and swore at him.

AmaBhungane's Sam Sole said, “As far as I’m aware, she has laid a charge. I think Sanef will take legal advice about whether this can be construed as a contempt of the court order and they will take a complaint to the police.”

Earlier this month, the South African National Editors’ Forum obtained a court interdict against the BLF on the harassment, intimidation and threatening of journalists.