Protesters from the Black First Land First movement (BLF), a pro-Gupta organisation led by Andile Mngxitama, on Thursday picketed outside the Johannesburg home of veteran journalist Peter Bruce.
Bruce is the editor-at-large of the Tiso Blackstar Group‚ formerly Times Media Group.
In a statement, BLF said the protest was against the manufacture of “fake news” by white-owned media in defence of “white monopoly capital”.
“The white-owned media has unleashed a massive campaign against the truth. It hides white corruption and racism of white monopoly capital, and attacks whoever is fighting this injustice.
“Right now people like the journalist, Peter Bruce, are manufacturing fake news against even the public protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, because she has ruled that Absa must pay back the money,” BLF said.
The protest follows reports that a former Gupta employee, who now lives and works in India, has been apparently linked to a secret surveillance report on Bruce, which was published on pro-Gupta websites.
It included photographs of his family and others of him having lunch at a restaurant with friends.
Bruce told TimesLIVE the demonstrators were “banging my garage doors and threatening people”. He said he would report the protest at Parkview Police Station.
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