Manuel vs EFF: 5 key reasons why the court says EFF should cough up and apologise

- | 4 months ago

The South Gauteng High Court has ordered the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to retract and remove a defamatory and "unlawful" statement against former finance minister Trevor Manuel from all its media platforms within 24 hours.

The judgment was handed down on Thursday, following a hearing in mid-May.  The party has also been ordered to pay R500 000 in costs - which Manuel previously said he would donate to charity, and apologise.

 The EFF has since indicated that it would appeal the ruling.

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