Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has called for the protection of media freedom. Malema urged journalists to stop being praise singers of politicians. He says his party will restore the integrity of the SABC, should they win the May polls.

“SABC will be strengthened, will be given the necessary capacity. It will be more resourced. The ANC collapsed the SABC. We must rescue the SABC. We will give the SABC a bailout in the EFF because the role of the SABC is not to make profits, but to keep our people informed. Government must put money and make sure that the SABC informs our people.

Malema also weighed-in on the newly appointed National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Advocate Shamila Batohi. He says his party does not have any trust in Batohi because of her alleged close proximity to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. Malema promised to appoint a new NDPP should the EFF win the May elections.

“NPA to tell you the honest truth I have no trust with the newly appointed head. She’s very close to Pravin Gordhan. She’s controlled by a group that is close to Gordhan. I don’t think they were helping anything, they were appointing her to protect the crimes of Gordhan and the cabal which is aligned with Gordhan and Cyril Ramaphosa. The EFF will appoint an independent head of NPA who is going to arrest criminals.”

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