EFF: 7 reasons why we were right to take on Trevor Manuel

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- fin24.com | 2 months ago

The Economic Freedom Fighters filed papers in the South Gauteng High Court on Friday arguing that a previous court ruling, which found that the party had defamed former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel, was wrong.

The court had ruled that the EFF had made an "unlawful" statement against Manuel when it claimed that Manuel, the head of a selection panel which interviewed candidates for the top job at the SA Revenue Service, had favoured the successful candidate, Edward Kieswetter.  Subscribe to Fin24's newsletter hereThe court ordered the EFF to remove the statements from all its media platforms and apologise to Manuel within 24 hours.

Manuel is also entitled to damages of R500 000.

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