Bodyguards of firebrand Julias Malema, the former African National Congress (ANC) youth league president, manhandled Zimbabwe journalists in the weekend after they tried to get an interview, something that has been condemned by the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ).
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ZUJ secretary general Foster Dongozi said Malema's bodyguards prevented Daily News reporters Bethule Nkiwane and Tendai Kamhungira from getting an interview from the expelled ANC youth league president, who was in the country to attend a wedding of a Zanu (PF) youth wing member.
“As African journalists, we have been campaigning for the safety and protection of African journalists at the African Union Commission […] Zuma will have to deal with our complaint; we cannot have our journalists being harassed as a result of violence imported from South Africa through Malema’s bodyguards.”
Dongozi added: “We demand that Malema should issue an unconditional apology for the trauma brought on the journalists and that they should return the memory card which was stolen from their camera by his aides.”
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