The EFF has rejected the apology issued by Eyewitness News after one of its senior journalists was filmed, apparently swearing at the party leader Julius Malema at a press briefing on Tuesday.
According to EWN, Barry Bateman was caught on camera using a derogatory word while in conversation with another reporter following the press briefing by Malema outside the Hawks’ offices. The video shared on social media clearly shows the reporter calling Malema a (P@#*) after he steps away from the crowd.
Bateman was taken off the air immediately after EWN was made aware of the video. EWN will hold an internal probe that will deal with the matter appropriately. However, the EFF called the apology “lukewarm” and called for Bateman to be suspended, EWN reported.