After a week in which Julius Malema threatened violence again journalists and Bathabile Dlamini banned eNCA from a government event, Politbureau discusses why the country's politicians are going up against the media so close to an election. Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - Section 16 of the Constitution guarantees freedom of expression and of the media.
But do journalists ever overstep the mark? Politicians and the media often find themselves in a symbiotic relationship – but who is using who?
And can political leaders afford to alienate journalists as South Africans prepare to go to the polls in 2019?
Editor, columnist and writer Ferial Haffajee and News24's editor-in-chief Adriaan Basson joined PolitBureau to discuss media freedom.