STATEMENT ON ATTACKS ON SABC JOURNALISTS IN PRETORIA

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) has received reports of violent attacks on journalists from the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) which included robbery of their mobile phones and confiscation of their equipment by demonstrators in the protests in Pretoria today.

We would like to appeal to members of the community to remember that journalists need to be able to do their work without fear or favour.

We would also like to urge the journalists to report the incidents to the police and call on the police to investigate and charge those responsible for the attacks.

For Inquiries:

Sanef Chairperson – Mahlatse Gallens, 083 399 2852
Sanef Secretary – Reggy Moalusi – 071 682 3695