NGO Condemns Manhandling of Journos

Reports that a home affairs official allegedly manhandled reporters outside a Cape Town police station was met with outrage by SANEF

Reports that a home affairs official allegedly manhandled reporters outside a Cape Town police station on 20 May 2013 was met with outrage by the South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF).

In a press statement, SANEF says that Cape Argus photojournalist, David Ritchie, and reporter, Yolisa Tswanya, were covering a story about the arrest and detention of immigrants at the police station when they were accosted by the official.

The organisation states that, "According to Cape Argus executive editor, Gasant Abarder, the officer pulled Ritchie from outside the police station, grabbed his camera and proceeded to delete the images - without identifying himself."

To read the article titled, “SANEF condemns manhandling of reporters,” click here.

Source: 
News24

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