EFF vs Trevor Manuel: Everything you need to know as the matter heads to court again


- fin24.com | 8 months ago

The Economic Freedom Fighters will head to the South Gauteng High court on Friday seeking leave to appeal a recent ruling that found against the party in a defamation suit brought by former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel.

The same court ruled on May 30 that the EFF was guilty of defamation against Manuel, and that a statement it had circulated on its social media platforms relating to the former minister and the appointment of new SA Revenue Service boss Edward Kieswetter was "unlawful". It also ruled that the EFF should make a public apology, remove the statement from all its platforms and pay R500 000 in damages to Manuel.

The EFF indicated hours after the ruling that it would seek leave to appeal the judgment.

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