Court orders EFF to apologise to Manuel, pay R500K in damages

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Johannesburg – The high court in Johannesburg on Thursday ordered the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to apologise to former finance minister Trevor Manuel within 24 hours for making defamatory and false remarks about him in March.

The red berets were further ordered to pay R500 000 in damages and foot Manuel’s legal costs.”It is declared that the respondents’ unlawful publication of the statement was and continues to be unlawful. The respondents are ordered to remove the statement within 24 hours from all media platforms, including the first and and third respondents’ Twitter accounts.

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