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19/12/2017 17:40 SAST | Updated 19/12/2017 18:22 SAST

Journalist Manhandled, Accreditation Revoked At ANC Conference

The South African National Editors' Forum is now intervening in the matter.

Journalist Sam Mkokeli gets reprimanded by a security guard at the ANC National Conference in Johannesburg.
Ntsoaki Shoeshoe Qhu
Journalist Sam Mkokeli gets reprimanded by a security guard at the ANC National Conference in Johannesburg.

Bloomberg journalist Sam Mkokeli was manhandled by a police officer at the ANC's national conference in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

Mkokeli's media accreditation was confiscated in the scuffle.

Journalists were made to wait almost an hour for a walkabout with ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa. When Mkokeli complained, the scuffle ensued.

The South African National Editors' Forum is now intervening in the matter.

This is a developing story.

*An earlier version of this story described the man as a security guard. The article has now been amended.