EFF petitions Appeals Court in Manuel defamation case

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- fin24.com | 2 months ago

The  Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has filed papers petitioning the Supreme Court of Appeal to grant it leave to appeal a defamation judgment against it in a case involving former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel.

This follows a ruling last week by the South Gauteng High Court which rejected the party’s application for leave to appeal the decision, which stated that the party's statement against Manuel was defamatory, false and unlawful. The party was ordered it remove the statement which was published on social media and apologise  to Manuel.

The court further awarded Manuel a R500 000 claim in damages.

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