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South African Journalist Attacked for Politician’s Photograph

22 March 2018

On Tuesday 20 March, journalist Adrian De Kock, working for Netwerk24, was attacked outside the parliament in Cape Town by Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) deputy president Floyd Shivambu as De Kock took a picture of him and asked for a comment.

Shivambu then proceeded to attack him with two other men, demanding he delete the photo and trying to break his equipment. De Kock then fought back and yelled multiple times “leave my stuff alone”.

Shivambu later published an apology, accepting that his behaviour was inappropriate.