Ndlozi apologises for comments on harassment of eNCA journalist

JOHANNESBURG – The Economic Freedom Fighters’ Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has tweeted an apology for his remarks on the manhandling on eNCA journalist Nobesuthu Hejana when the party staged protests outside Clicks stores earlier this month.At the time Ndlozi remarked that the men, who were clad in EFF regalia, were ‘merely touching’ Hejana when they refused to let her cover the demonstration at a Western Cape mall.But they are telling her that she can be here, but not allowed to talk to EFF members. It means she was trying to interview them— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) September 9, 2020
Now the EFF member of Parliament says he receives the rebuke he got from members of the public with love, and he has apologised.When I wrote: “Merely touching her is not Harassment”— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) September 16, 2020
In trying to prove his point, Ndlozi posted a video of President Cyril Ramaphosa at the release of former President Nelson Mandela from prison, saying he too had ‘touched’ a female journalist. But this still didn’t win him much favour.Here is Ramaphosa TOUCHING a journalist to remove her from the way so that Mandela’s can pass. Merely touching journalists is NOT harassment— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) September 9, 2020
The South African National Editors Forum condemned the comments by the EFF leader and called for the gender commission and Parliament to investigate.Source: EWN

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