SANEF slams R.Kelly’s attempt to censor South African media
By Mandisi Tyulu
20 June 2009
The South African National Editors’ Forum has slammed R ’n B singer R. Kelly for attempting to censor the country’s media.
Kelly, who is in the country, has demanded that edited final copies of articles be sent to his team before publication.
This follows after Kelly made journalist in his press conference sign contracts.
In 2008, Kelly was acquitted on 14 charges of child pornography.
“SANEF strongly objects to the conditions set out by the R. Kelly media team because it is both unconstitutional and illegal,” remarked SANEF’s Jovial Rantao .