Members of the public have called on appropriate authorities to take punitive measures against the police officers on duty who refused to entertain complaint from assaulted female Journalist Karima Brown.
Although Political analyst and broadcaster Karima Brown has finally laid charges of incitement of violence and intimidation against a member of the EFF.
This was after she said she received a WhatsApp message from the man, in which he described her as “enemy number one for the EFF”.
According to a report by News24, Brown stated that the Sophiatown police station had initially refused to take her complaint, and only did so after “intervention from above”.
She says she wants the police to investigate why she is a target.
“After refusing to take my case, and saying I must get a protection order and I wont be helped, I was finally assisted after intervention from above… now I have a case number,” Brown said.
Brown is not the first senior journalist to receive threatening messages from individuals linked to the EFF.
In a similar development that happened earlier this week, News24 editor-in-chief Adriaan Basson said that he would be opening a criminal case against an EFF supporter who tweeted a call for “action to kill white people like you”.
The comment, by one @tsk_tsheko, was made after Basson shared a link to a story about the DA reporting Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the Equality Court for alleged hate speech comments.
During a speech in Potchefstroom on December 8, Mngxitama reportedly urged supporters to kill five white people for every one black person that killed in taxi violence.