The Commission for Gender Equality is investigating a formal complaint against Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, the EFF’s national spokesperson after he defended the harassment of a female journalist outside a Clicks store last week.
Ndlozi was criticized after he wrote in a post on his Twitter account “to simply touch her is not harassment”.
The remark was made in the light of a video on social media in which one can see how Nobesuthu Hejana, a journalist at eNCA, was pushed by a group of men, presumably protesters of the EFF, last Tuesday.
Hejana reported on the day in question about one of the protests outside a Clicks store in Cape Town after a controversial advertisement for hair products on Clicks’ website which was described as racist towards black people.
Ndlozi, meanwhile, apologized for the controversial tweet, as well as acknowledging that it was irresponsible and giving the impression that violent action against women was acceptable.