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TwitterNews24 reports that EWN reporter Barry Bateman will be able to pay his bills at the end of the month after a "crowdfunding" campaign managed to raise enough money to cover his October salary.  

Bateman was caught on camera calling Julius Malema a p**s following a briefing by the EFF leader outside the Hawks' offices on 10 September.  He was pulled off air after a video of the incident went viral.  Bateman and EWN have since apologised for the incident.  Bateman was suspended for one month without pay for October and given a final written warning, which is valid for 12 months.  Medical doctor and co-founder of radio show Renegade Report, Jonathan Witt, tweeted details of the crowdfunding effort on Tuesday.  The tweet contained Bateman's bank account details.  By Wednesday morning, Witt tweeted that enough money had been donated to cover Bateman's monthly expenses and he deleted his original tweet about crowdfunding.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by News24
  • Read too, Malema unhappy as ‘racist and sexist’ Barry Bateman’s salary paid for by crowdfunding campaign, at The Citizen

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