UPDATE: ANC gives eNCA management 7 days to respond on racsim issue
The ANC is angry over the recent behaviour of eNCA journalist Lindsay Dentlinger after video footage went viral showing her asking only black MPs to put their masks on during interviews.
JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) has given eNCA management seven days to respond to their grievances around transformation.
eNCA signed a memorandum handed over by the party listing their demands which include transformation and rehabilitation of racist journalists.
A group of ANC members led by the party's Jessie Duarte and Nomvula Mokonyane staged a picket on Tuesday outside the eNCA offices in Hyde Park.
Reporter Lindsay Dentlinger has now apologised for her behaviour outside Parliament last week asking only black MPs to keep their masks on during interviews.
Her employer insists her failure to do the same with their white counterparts was not racist.
@MYANC Comrade Jessie Duarte today leads a picket outside ENCA head office in Johannesburg as part of our nationwide campaign against the scourge of racism in South Africa.#BlackLivesMatter #NoToRacism #ANCsaysNoToRacism pic.twitter.com/hMz1POhBAtAfrican National Congress (@MYANC) March 2, 2021
ANC members dressed in yellow T-shirts fanned out over a section of the street on Summit Road in Hyde Park.
They banged on their placards, singing struggle songs while a marshal kept sanitising their hands.
The ANC said more than 50 regions were taking part in Tuesday's national day of action against racism.
Duarte said they were not happy with eNCA’s handling of the Dentlinger debacle: “It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white, if you express yourself in racist terms, you are offensive to the people of South Africa. We suffered for many years.”