Gloves come off in the Manuel vs EFF defamation case

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- dailymaverick.co.za | 2 months ago

Judgment was reserved after lawyers for former finance minister Trevor Manuel and the Economic Freedom Fighters met in the high court in Johannesburg on Tuesday for the start of Manuel’s defamation case against the political party.

Manuel’s lawyers argued that the urgency of the matter stemmed from the fact that it was in the public interest, to which the EFF’s riposte was it could not be that urgent if Manuel himself was not at the proceedings.

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