Court to rule on Malema and EFF's attempt to appeal Trevor Manuel defamation ruling

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- citizen.co.za | a month ago

This coming Tuesday, June 18, the High Court in Johannesburg will rule on whether or not the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), its leader Julius Malema, and its national spokesperson Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi will be granted leave to appeal a defamation ruling in a case brought by former finance minister Trevor Manuel.

On May 30, it was ruled that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) had 24 hours to remove statements about Manuel from all the party’s media platforms and that it should apologise to him after they were found to be “defamatory and false”. The party was also ordered to pay damages of R500,000, money that Manuel said he would donate to charity.

It was also ruled that the three respondents must pay Manuel’s legal costs.

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