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eNCA withdrawal from covering EFF elective conference unfortunate, says Malema

He was replying to the news channel's decision to withdraw from the party's national people's convention currently under way in Nasrec.

EFF leader Julius Malema. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN

SOWETO - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has on Saturday reacted to the withdrawal of eNCA after the news channel withdrew from covering the party's elective conference, describing it as unfortunate.

He was replying to the news channel's decision to withdraw from the party's national people's convention currently under way in Nasrec.

The media house took the decision in protest against the red berets decision not to grant the daily maverick access to the event.

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Malema said eNCA's decision to withdraw from the conference was unfortunate as it had not made the decision when the Daily Maverick was initially barred from covering EFF events months ago.

"We welcome the withdrawal of eNCA in all our events. No one must go back to report and say we banned eNCA. They withdrew from the conference, meaning they withdrew from covering the EFF. So, if that is going to be their attitude, then they must bring it on.”

In his political report to the conference earlier, Malema spoke at length about what he said were enemy forces which use the media and state institutions to persecute the eff leadership.

In his view, eNCA's decision came about after he attacked multi-billionaire, Johan Rupert.

“They cut the feed and used an excuse but it’s Johan, once you take him on, he takes his initiatives to fight back by closing people’s accounts and cuts people off the media because he owns the media.”

Malema also mentioned that this was not the first time the EFF had been at loggerheads with the media, citing its disassociation from the now-defunct ANN7 as an example.