The South African National Editor’s Forum says it’s appalled by EFF leader Julius Malema’s call to ban investigative journalism units from attending party events.

Yesterday Malema told supporters that amaBhungane and the Daily Maverick’s Scorpio should be treated as the enemy. He said they were frauds designed to pursue the interest of Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan.

The ban comes after an expose on Malema as well as his cousin – implicating them in using funds illegally taken from depositors in VBS Mutual bank.