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Samkele Maseko's allegation against Kanthan Pillay unsettles Sanef

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) said it is troubled by Samkele Maseko's allegation of eNCA's Kanthan Pillay censoring stories in the newsroom.

Maseko, a former senior eNCA journalist, claims Pillay was responsible for censoring comments made by Bongani Bongo about public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan.

The NPO stated that it will write to eNCA management to request a meeting and to seek clarity on Pillay's position. It also welcomes the fact that Maseko has agreed to approach judge Kathleen Satchwell and the Media Ethics and Credibility Inquiry to discuss further issues.

Sanef says it believes media freedom is a critical part of a healthy and functional democracy and should be fiercely protected by all South Africans.

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