EFF to know next week whether it can appeal Manuel defamation ruling


- fin24.com | 4 months ago

READ: Manuel vs EFF: 5 key reasons why the court says EFF should cough up and apologiseThe EFF, however, maintains that Manuel should have recused himself from the interview process of all the shortlisted candidates.

It is the party's case that other candidates may have been disadvantaged as a result of Manuel's pre-existing relationship with Kieswetter. It also says that its statement was "political speech" and could not be considered defamation.

READ: EFF: 7 reasons why we were right to take on Trevor ManuelIn its address to the court on Friday for leave to appeal the ruling against it, the EFF also said they believed that there was a reasonable prospect that another court would come to a different conclusion on the matter.

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