EFF ordered to pay R500K for 'egregious and hurtful' conduct against Manuel

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- city-press.news24.com | 3 weeks ago

The Economic Freedom Fighters has been ordered to cough up R500 000 for the “defamatory and false” comments made about Trevor Manuel pertaining to the appointment of Edward Kieswetter as the new commissioner of the SA Revenue Service.

In a judgment delivered in the South Gauteng High Court on Thursday morning, Judge Keoagile Elias Matojane also ordered the EFF to remove the statements from all their media platforms within 24 hours and apologise to Manuel. Manuel approached the court after the party refused to apologise for accusing him of nepotism.

In the statement the EFF said: “One of the candidates who was interviewed and favoured by the panel, is a dodgy character called Edward Kieswetter, who is not just a relative of Trevor Manuel, but a close business associate and companion.

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