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gavel thumb100 eNCA reports that the SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef) will present arguments in the High Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday as to why the Black First Land First (BLF) group and its leader Andile Mngxitama should be found in contempt of court.  

On 7 July, the court granted Sanef and 11 journalists a protection order interdicting the BLF and Mngxitama from threatening, harassing or intimidating journalists, going to their homes, or threatening them on social media.  Sanef is now bringing the urgent application for contempt after Mngxitama and BLF members tried to enter a Daily Maverick event, “The Gathering”, in Cape Town last week.  Security guards stopped them.  The notice of motion in the latest matter seeks to have Mngxitama and the BLF found in contempt of the 7 July order.  Nonetheless it is proposed that, if granted, Mngxitama’s arrest and the jail time should be suspended.  If he then acts in a way defying the previous court order, the suspension would be lifted and his arrest and imprisonment would go ahead.

  • Read this report in full at eNCA
  • See too, Sanef wants BLF leader’s arrest and jail time ordered over media intimidation, at News24

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