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amaBhungane criticizes Police after BLF members disrupted meeting

The investigative journalism group amaBhungane have criticized Police officer after members of the Black First Land First movement (BLF) harassed journalists during a meeting on Thursday.

The amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism NPC is a non-profit company founded to develop investigative journalism in the public interest.

It is understood that the investigative journalism unit amaBhungane held a meeting on Thursday night which was later disrupted by members of the BLF movement in Braamfontein,

They were discussing the leaked Gupta emails and state capture.

AmaBhungane’s Stefaans Brummer says that it is unfortunate that police just stood by and watched instead of assisting.

“Officers arrived but they made it very clear that they didn’t see themselves empowered to intervene, so that was the end of that.”

Earlier this month, Sanef was granted a court interdict against the Black First Land First and its leader Andile Mngxithama from intimidating and assaulting journalists.

A number of Journalists were attacked by members of the Black First Land First after they have exposed Gupta links to state owned Enterprise and their influence on government.