Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema warned on Thursday that Gupta-owned media such as ANN7 and The New Age will not be welcome at his party’s events.
“Gupta must leave the country. We tired about talking about [the] Guptas. We going to take practical action,” Malema told reporters in Johannesburg.
“Gupta media must no longer come to EFF events. We don’t want to see The New Age and ANN7.”
Malema accused them of being products of corrupt activity, used to perpetuate corrupt actions.
“It’s… propaganda machinery.”
He said protectors of corruption would not be tolerated.
Addressing the reporters from The New Age and ANN7, Malema cautioned them to “move out the way”.
“Sisters and brothers in Gupta firms we love you and don’t want you to be casualties.
“We cannot guarantee the safety of those printing New Age and ANN7.”
Malema said the Gupta’s would be dealt with the same way apartheid was.
The Guptas are said to have a close relationship with President Jacob Zuma and other highly placed ANC leaders.
ANN7 earlier promoted on their Twitter page that they would be carrying the EFF press briefing live on Thursday.
Shortly after Malema’s comments, the broadcast was stopped. News24