The EFF welcomes the statement of apology as issued by the Deputy President Floyd Shivambu following a scuffle with a journalist in the Parliament precinct this morning. We reiterate our commitment as an organization to the constitutional principle and practice of Media Freedom. The EFF is proud that the Deputy President has apologized and also reiterated commitment to the same principle.

Society must at all times protect and promote a media environment free from any form of intimidation by anyone. Journalist must be able to do their work, particularly within the Parliament precinct, without any fear of harm.