‘Threatening phone calls’ to Basson come back to haunt former journalist’

6 February 2019, The Citizen, Brian Sokutu and Chisom Jenniffer Okoye

Media Monitoring Africa’s William Bird said it was unusual for a journalist to appear before a commission of inquiry but that they supported efforts that helped “combat” the threats that journalists face.

Bird said: “It seems his focus was not on giving evidence as much as it was about how he was intimidated and to highlight threats against him.

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