Court to rule on EFF vs Trevor Manuel defamation case appeal

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The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg is set rule on whether the EFF can appeal an earlier judgment that found the party guilty of making false claims against former finance minister Trevor Manuel.

 The court had on Friday deferred its ruling for leave to appeal to Tuesday after hearing arguments from both parties. Subscribe to Fin24's newsletter hereIn late May Judge Elias Matojane had ordered the EFF to apologise to Manuel after he sued the party for alleging in a statement that he was a business associate of and related to new SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter.

The EFF, in a statement, had described Manuel’s involvement in Kieswetter’s selection process as "nepotistic" and "corrupt".

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