Veteran journalist Karima Brown has opened a case of intimidation and violence against the EFF and its leader Julius Malema.
Journalist Karima Brown has suffered cyber bullying after her personal cellphone number was released in a screengrab published on the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) Commander-in-Chief Julius Malema’s Twitter page on Wednesday, 6 March 2019.
Speaking to News24, Brown confirmed that she had opened a case at the Rosebank police Station on Wednesday evening. It is alleged that Brown had seemingly posted an editorial brief in an EFF media WhatsApp group after the EFF had posted a “Breakfast With The Elderly” invitation on Facebook, scheduled for Wednesday, 6 March 2019.
Brown allegedly commented on the brief, “Keep an eye out for this. Who are these elders. Are they all male and how are they chosen. Keep watching brief (sic).”
Malema captioned the screenshot, “Karima Brown is sending moles to our breakfast with the elders tomorrow, she incidentally sends the message to the [EFF South Africa] media WhatsApp group and deleted it immediately.”
Because of her exposed cellphone number, Brown alleges that she suffered cyber bullying, where she was called derogatory terms. Brown also claims she received rape threats from alleged EFF supporters. Twitter user Phillip Mhlongo summed up those sentiments in one post.
“EFF is not the making of agents like Karima Brown and we shall defend our leadership even if it means taking life of silly agents like this rotten woman. As Africans we have been too much tolerant of rubbish now we have come to immovable point. Watch your back damn silly woman,” he tweeted.
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