SABC crew attacked during Bloemfontein protest

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A shot of the protest in Bloemfontein. Photo: Supplied

An SABC crew was attacked while trying to cover protest action in Bloemfontein.

According to the Free State Premier Spokesperson, Sello Dithebe, three members of national broadcaster were attacked in the early hours of Monday morning, between 1:00 and 2:00.

He says, they were attacked in Dewetsdorp Road by the participants of the national shutdown.

“The crew was allegedly ordered out of the area and almost stoned with large rocks. The rocks were placed in the way of their vehicle before they drove over them. Premier Mxolisi Dukwana notes this cowardly and dastardly deed inspired by infantilism and neo-fascism. There is no revolution as some of these anarchists would have society believe.”

He adds, this is an attack on freedom of the media, freedom and security of individuals and other values and principles of the constitution.

Meanwhile, another SABC member was allegedly attacked and injured in Cape Town while attempting to cover the national shutdown. It is said the member was struck with an object to head by one of the protesters.

Premier Dukwana has since wished all a speedy recovery.

OFM News/Bamabatha Giko & Kekeletso Mosebetsi