Sanef Outraged and Shocked By the Actions of EFF Leader and Its Supporters against Veteran Journalist Karima Brown
6 March 2019
The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) condemns the systemic, abusive and cruel social media attack levelled against Talk Show Host and veteran journalist Karima Brown over the last 24 hours by Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and his supporters.
Malema published the cell phone number of Brown and shortly thereafter his supporters began a barrage of insults against her – calling her among other derogatory names “an Indian whore and bitch” and levelling insults, threatening her life, and accusing her of allegedly sending moles to spy on them. This after Brown accidently posted a message on an EFF What’s App group. The message was meant for a Journalist group instead.
We call on the EFF leadership to stop with this vicious attack on the media and allow journalists to do their work without fear and intimidation. The attacks on women in media in particular and the abuse levelled against them is contrary to the spirit of wanting to protect women in a country where violence against women has reached pandemic levels.
Only yesterday the EFF stood tall and condemned the abuse levelled against artist Babes Wodumo.