EFF to petition Supreme Court to appeal Manuel's ruling

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- capetalk.co.za | 4 months ago

The Economic Freedom Fighters has lost the application for leave to appeal a defamation ruling brought against them by former finance minister Trevor Manuel.

Manuel sued the party for alleging that he was related to and a business associate to the new Sars Commissioner Edward Kieswetter. Judge Elias Matojane ordered the EFF to apologise to Manuel as well as pay him R500 000 in general damages.

EFF's secretary-general Godrich Gardee says the party has taken a decision to petition the Supreme Court of Appeal for leave to appeal the judgment.

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