Hard-hitting journalist Barry Bateman joins AfriForum’s Private Prosecution Unit

Hard-hitting journalist Barry Bateman joins AfriForum’s Private Prosecution Unit

Prominent journalist and reporter Barry Bateman recently announced that he has AfriForum's Private Prosecution Unit. Bateman sat down with Rian van Heerden for a candid interview. 

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Barry Bateman has been a reporter since 2005 when he started at the Pretoria News. 

In 2010, he made the jump to broadcasting when he joined Eyewitness News. 

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In 2013, he was among the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans; and in 2014 was recognised by the Media Magazine’s Top 40 under 40. 

Then, in 2020, he was employed as a senior reporter at eNCA. 

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He came to prominence during the trial of Oscar Pistorius. Bateman co-authored the book, 'Behind The Door', with colleague Mandy Wiener. 

In his career, he has broken some of the biggest national stories - such as the Guptas landing at Waterkloof Airforce Base and Fikile Mbalula’s trip to Dubai. 

Bateman recently announced that he will be part of AfriForum's Private Prosecution Unit.

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According to AfriForum, Bateman’s role will be to focus on bringing some of the inner workings of the unit to the foreground and shed light on matters which do not necessarily reach the headlines.

He will also be writing in-depth about the concept of the unit.

Watch the interview below: 

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