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gavel thumb100 TimesLive reports that the SA National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) on Friday won an interdict against Black First Land First (BLF) to stop the movement from intimidating and attacking journalists reporting on state capture.  

The court interdict‚ requested at the High Court in Johannesburg‚ was sought by Sanef after the BLF held a demonstration outside the private home of journalist and Tiso Blackstar editor-at-large Peter Bruce and assaulting Business Day editor Tim Cohen last week.  The High Court heard arguments from the counsels for the parties on Thursday.  BLF founder and leader Andile Mngxitama insisted after the first day of the court proceedings that his organisation would continue to pursue "white journalists" as he believed the media was under white ownership and therefore anti-black.  He said the BLF had no desire to attack black journalists‚ but to "free black reporters" so that the media could be free.  There were heated scenes outside the court after the interdict ruling.

  • Read this report by Khulekani Magubane in full at TimesLive
  • Read too, Court interdicts BLF, Mngxitama from threatening and assaulting journalists, at News24
  • And also, 'White people are going to die with you,' shouts BLF after losing in court, at News24


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