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I was wrong to block the camera and the journalist - Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

13 February 2019 12:59 PM
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Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams
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Communications Minister apologised to South Africans for blocking the SABC camera from filming protesters in the Eastern Cape.

Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams responded to the outrage that emanated from her blocking the SABC crew from filming the protestors who stormed the ANC’s manifesto launch at Mount Frere in the Eastern Cape.

She says she believed protestors were not going to stop because they were being filmed, and so blocked the camera.

Ndabeni-Abrahams issued an apology for her actions.

Read: Sanef to meet communications minister over her blocking camera crew from filming

That's why I apologised, because I overreacted in terms of not paying attention as to what would be the consequences of that and the fact that it was an SABC camera.

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, Communications minister

I appeal to all South Africans to please forgive and those who have not yet forgiven me I pray to God that he softens their hearts that at some point they will find space to forgive me.

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, Communications minister

I was wrong to block the camera and the journalist from doing their work.

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, Communications minister

The minister says she has learned from this incident that acting without thinking can result in dire consequences.

She admits that she has embarrassed herself and her party and says it should never be repeated.

The ANC is very resolute in media freedom in this country which is why I take responsibility as an individual to apologise.

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, Communications minister

To hear the rest of the conversation with Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, listen below:


This article first appeared on 702 : I was wrong to block the camera and the journalist - Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams


13 February 2019 12:59 PM
Tags:
SANEF
Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams
SABC crew blocked

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