One Military hospital in Pretoria where former president Nelson Mandela was admitted to on Saturday. Picture: AFP
The National Press Club is expected to meet with Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu to discuss the treatment of journalists who were stationed outside the One Military hospital in Pretoria, a broadcaster reported on Sunday.
According to the SABC, Press club chairman Yusuf Abramjee told the broadcaster journalists should be treated with respect and allowed to do their job without fear.
Media had camped at One Military from mid-morning on Saturday after news broke that former president Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital.
A Beeld photographer was forced to delete pictures she had taken outside the facility.
"...I've had an indication from the Minister's office that she will be happy to meet a delegation from the National Press Club and the Foreign Correspondents Association hopefully tomorrow [Monday] to discuss the issue," Abramjee told the SABC.
"The media has a job to do....I think there could have been some common ground where the defence force could have said let's try to find a resolution or some compromise."