Blogging is about having the freedom to say what you want to say. In a democracy, freedom of speech is essential and it is the right of journalists to expose societal and political injustices and safeguard the constitutional rights of all South Africans. The ANC Youth League’s threats will not bully writers who have the right to exercise their constitutional freedoms. As a writer, I condemn the ANCYL for their attempt to gag and intimidate journalists who are exercising their rights for the benefit of South Africa. The ANC needs to open their mouth and affirm their commitment to the freedoms enshrined in our constitution.