EFF-Manuel ruling: 'It's an important judgment in this post-truth era'

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- 702.co.za | 3 months ago

The Johannesburg High Court on Thursday ruled that comments made by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) about former finance Trevor Manuel were "defamatory and false".

Manuel took legal action against the party for suggesting that South African Revenue Services (Sars) commissioner Edward Kieswetter’s appointment was based on nepotism. Read: EFF to appeal Manuel defamation ruling The court ordered the party to apologise to Manuel within 24 hours and pay R500,000 in damages.

The EFF has said that it will appeal this judgment and Manuel has told EWN that he will donate the money he won from the suit to pensioners who lost their money in the VBS Mutual Bank collapse.

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