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Trevor Manuel Wins Appeal Against EFF, Without R500,000 In Damages

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) appeal court ruling former finance minister Trevor Manuel

South Africa, JOHANNESBURG – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) efforts to appeal a court ruling that former finance minister Trevor Manuel made when the EFF made false claims he was biased in the appointment of Edward Kieswetter as South African Revenue Services (Sars) commissioner.

The Supreme Court of Appeal on Thursday, however, overturned the awarding of R500,000 in damages to Manuel, and referred the determination of costs back to the high court for reconsideration.

Manuel sued the EFF, leader Julius Malema and Member of Parliament Mbuyiseni Ndlozi after they released a statement last year calling him a “dodgy character” and accusing him of nepotism and corruption.

The party made the comments after the panel that Manuel was on recommended the appointment of Kieswetter -, an appointment the EFF said was based on nepotism.

In the 2019 ruling, the red berets have were ordered to remove statements from all their media platforms and apologise within 24 hours.

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