EFF to petition SCA on Manuel defamatory judgment


- citizen.co.za | 7 months ago

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Tuesday said it would petition the Supreme Court of Appeal after the High Court in Johannesburg dismissed its application for leave to appeal former finance minister Trevor Manuel’s defamation ruling.

The red berets on Tuesday lost the appeal that directed them to apologise to Manuel and pay R500,000 in damages. EFF secretary-general Godrich Gardee said his party would “go to the highest court in the land” to seek justice.

“We intend exercising our rights and petition the Supreme Court of Appeal within 24 hours.

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