EFF informant in Manuel defamation case 'well respected, willing to testify,' says Shivambu

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- fin24.com | 2 months ago

Deputy President of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Floyd Shivambu, says in papers before the Supreme Court of Appeal that an anonymous informant - who supplied the party with information found by a court to be defamatory against former finance minister Trevor Manuel - is prepared to testify.

In late May the South Gauteng High Court ordered the EFF to apologise to Manuel and pay him R500 000 in damages after Manuel sued the party for alleging in a statement that he was a business associate of, and related, to new SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter.  This after the EFF, in March, had described Manuel’s involvement in Kieswetter’s selection process as secretaive, "nepotistic" and "corrupt".

The EFF said it had based its statement, in part, on information from an anonymous source.

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