Malema admits EFF's language is 'heavy-handed, inelegant, unfair, even insulting'

The EFF uses language which is "open to criticism as being heavy-handed, inelegant, unfair, overly critical or even insulting".

That is what party leader Julius Malema said in court documents filed at the Johannesburg high court after former finance minister Trevor Manuel sued the EFF, Malema and party spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi for defamation. The party accused Manuel in a media statement in March of nepotism and corruption in influencing the appointment of the new Sars boss Edward Kieswetter.

Manuel chaired the selection panel which conducted interviews for the new Sars commissioner.

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