EFF rejects EWN's apology over Malema comment

EFF rejects EWN's apology over Malema comment

11.9.2019

EFF rejects EWN's apology over Malema comment

Reporter Barry Bateman was filmed, apparently swearing, after interviewing EFF leader Julius Malema.

Editor's note: Offensive language is contained in this article.

The EFF leader was summoned there to give a written statement about allegations that

Responding to a question about an incident in which Malema allegedly got into an altercation with a security official at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's funeral, the EFF leader responded, "A white, big white Afrikaner male, stopping me from burying Winnie Mandela? I had to be next to the coffin and no white man was going to stop me from burying Winnie.

Reaction on social media was swift, with Bateman and the phrase 'p**s' trending.

Responding via a statement, the EFF said,"The EWN must take concomitant action. Had it been a black journalist who would have insulted a white party leader, he would be under suspension with immediate effect. Bateman must be dealt with the same way and not be accorded the white privilege of kids' gloves."

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