As reactions continue to trail the controversial SONA 2017 and its ill-fated disruption, pressure groups, as well as prominent individuals have continued to criticize the event, which snowballed into a show of shame.

The South African National Editors forum (Sanef), earlier today, issued a press statement, condemning  the security crackdown., during the State Of The Unions Address, on Thursday in Cape Town.

Addressing the issue, the body noted that journalists were prevented from doing their jobs as events unfolded.

“Civilians clothed police officials, prevented camera persons and journalists from freely moving through parliamentary corridors”. she observed.

Deputy Chairperson, Katy  Katopodis also frowned that some journalist were prevented from doing their jobs, even during the dramatic session.