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SanefTimesLive reports that the High Court in Johannesburg on Thursday held that the application by the SA National Editors Forum (Sanef) to halt attacks on journalists by Black First Land First (BLF) was urgent.  

Acting Judge Corrie van der Wetshuizen made this ruling as he dismissed preliminary points raised by BLF in response to Sanef’s urgent application.  Sanef and 11 journalists and editors want the court to interdict BLF from harassing‚ intimidating‚ assaulting and threatening journalists and editors over their reporting and analyses on corruption and state capture.  "I am satisfied that a case of urgency has been made‚" Van der Westhuizen said.  The court will make a ruling on Friday.

  • Read this report by Ernest Mabuza in full at TimesLive
  • Read too, SAHRC calls on BLF to cease intimidation, harassment of journalists, at News24
  • And also, BLF argues against journalists in court, at The Citizen


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