News24, 6 December 2017, Jan Bornman and Caryn Dolley
Media Monitoring Africa’s William Bird said the reports indicated the politicisation of the police, especially being used by certain people for their own agendas.
He too was “deeply concerned” by the reports.
Bird said it was a clear and present threat to media freedom, but also a clear attempt to undermine the credibility of the journalists.
“[Sanef] need to be making their voices heard about why this is a problem [and] journalists need to express support for their colleagues,” he said.