The ANC's Jessie Duarte lashed out at eNCA political reporter Samkele Maseko for asking a question that she was not happy with.
JOHANNESBURG - ANC Deputy General Secretary Jessie Duarte verbally attacked eNCA political reporter Samekele Maseko for asking a question she wasn't happy with at a press conference on Tuesday.
Duarte was briefing the media following the party's National Working Committee meeting on Monday.
During the question and answer session, Maseko asked a question about the ANC's election lists which has been a bone of contention for the ruling party.
Duarte responded by telling Maseko that if he had any "attack question", he should refer them to the ANC's spokesman.
"Now Mr Samkelo [sic] you have a habit of intimidating everybody. You have a habit of making people feel like you are the Lord of the media.
She went on to refer to Maseko as a bully.
"You are the worst bully I have come across. I've never met anyone as arrogantly disposed [sic] as you are.
"And you want to defend freedom of speech [which] you never fought for," she said.
"So what do you want us to do? Bow and scrape every time you walk into a room and call you My Lord?"