The SA National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) has welcomed a ruling that allows the media and members of the public to witness proceedings in the trial of Eugene Terre’Blanche’s alleged killers in Ventersdorp.

“The ruling satisfies the need to balance the interests of the child and that of the exceptional public interest in the sensational case,” Sanef said.

Media Monitoring Africa also welcomed the ruling, but had some reservations.