South Africa ANC leader berates BBC and VOA journalists.

Posted: 09 Apr 2010   Print   Send a link
"A fuming ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema has snapped and scolded journalists as being 'sick' and 'obsessed with an individual', himself, because of alleged untruths reported about him during his weekend visit to Zimbabwe. Shortly after this he shouted at BBC journalist Jonah Fisher who made interjections while Malema spoke at the press conference he addressed on his Zimbabwe visit at the ANC’s Luthuli House in Johannesburg, calling him a 'bastard' and a 'bloody agent', saying he should 'get out'. ... He also told journalists not to behave like they were in an 'American' press conference by heckling speakers. 'This is not America, this is Africa,' he said. ... He also insulted a journalist from Voice of America, saying the station operated 'illegally' in Zimbabwe and should follow Zimbabwean laws." Carien du Plessis, Business Report (Johannesburg), 8 April 2010.