Mbuyiseni Ndlozi took to Twitter to welcome a local publication’s investigation of some of its journalists, who are believed to be a part of the contentious Thuma Mina WhatsApp group.
The Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) Mbuyiseni Ndlozi took to Twitter on Sunday, 28 November 2020, to welcome a local publication’s investigation into its journalists’ involvement in the Thuma Mina WhatsApp group. The WhatsApp group grabbed the media’s attention after Piet Rampedi’s allegations that some political journalists use it to collude and push certain political stories and agendas.
The members of the group denied the allegations, with Aldrin Sampear claiming that it was created by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation ahead of the late political figure’s final send off. Sampear went as far as sharing a video of the correspondence from the group.
In welcoming the investigation, Ndlozi stated, “Ethical journalism has to be an accountability mechanism to establish why such a group existed. Is it ethically sound for journalists to associate with a group of such a name?”
See the post below.
All media houses must emulate Sunday World’s decision to investigate the #ThumaMinaWhatsAppGroup. Ethical journalism there has to be an accountability mechanism to establish why such a group existed. Is it ethically sound for journalists to associate with a group of such a name? https://t.co/gkZ9JcLVf7
— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) November 29, 2020