EFF to appeal Trevor Manuel defamation ruling

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- fin24.com | 7 months ago

The Economic Freedom Fighters says it intends to appeal a defamation ruling against it, after the South Gauteng High Court found the party had made defamatory and unlawful comments against former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel.

Earlier on Thursday the court ordered the EFF to remove the statements from all their media platforms and apologise to Manuel.  “The EFF has instructed its attorneys to appeal against this judgment of the High Court which ordered the EFF to apologise to Trevor Manuel in respect of an EFF statement issued in the political context,” the party said a statement.

 Subscribe to Fin24’s newsletter hereAs Fin24 previously reported, Manuel had approached the court after the the party refused to apologise for accusing him of nepotism in the process that led to the appointment of Edward Kieswetter as the new commissioner of the SA Revenue Service.

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