MOB ATTACKS JOURNALIST AT FUNERAL

From Swazi Media Commentary Wed Jan 9 2013, 06:51:00

MEDIA INSTITUTE SOUTHERN AFRICA-SWAZILAND

MEDIA STATEMENT - 7 January 2013

As an organisation against all forms of media freedom violation, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA)-Swaziland expresses its great disappointment that hardly a week into the New Year 2013, one of our media practitioners has been severely assaulted by a mob at Machobeni area in the Shiselweni region. We condemn the violent assault of Swazi Observer journalist Eugene Dube on Friday evening while he was on duty covering a funeral in an area under a chieftaincy dispute.

According to media reports, the angry mob pounced on the journalist when he was busy at work shooting them pictures meting out mob justice to Nhlangano deputy sheriff Pat Jele.

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