SABC political editor Abbey Makoe and other leaders of the Forum of
Black Journalists (FBJ) will be brought before the South African Human
Rights Commission (SAHRC) to “explain their conduct”, writes Chris Bathembu in The Citizen.

This follows the exclusion of three white journalists from an FBJ meeting at which ANC president Jacob Zuma was a guest speaker.

The incident, which drew sharp criticism from media organisations and civil rights groups, was at the Sandton Sun Hotel on Friday.

Journalists from and Talk Radio 702 were barred on the basis of their skin colour.

Makoe, who is FBJ steering committee chairman, insisted there was nothing wrong with the exclusion of the three.

chairman Jody Kollapen said yesterday the commission was also considering public hearings on the matter. “We are busy assessing a complaint filed by Talk Radio 702, and will ask the FBJ to explain their conduct,” said Kollapen.

Click here to read the full report, posted on the Citizen's website.