South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) Chairperson Mahlatse Mahlase says the behaviour of Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni Abrahams is shocking and disappointing.

Mahlase was commenting on an incident where Minister Ndabeni Abrahams blocked journalists from covering the action of protesters at an African National Congress (ANC) manifesto launch at the Badibanise stadium in KwaBhaca, formerly Mount Frere, on Saturday.

She says as the Minister of Communications, her behaviour is concerning.

“Ndabeni Abrahams behaviour is concerning especially at this critical time of elections in South Africa.”

Sanef says political leaders should be the ones who protect journalists.

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