Court vindicates Trevor Manuel in defamation battle with EFF
The EFF called the appointment of Sars commissioner Edward Kieswetter ‘nepotistic’ and ‘corrupt’, but the court was having none of it
Former finance minister Trevor Manuel was vindicated in his battle with the EFF, with the high court in Pretoria awarding him R500,000 in damages, which Manuel said he will donate to charity.
Manuel sued the EFF, its leader Julius Malema and spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi after they alleged in a statement that he had overseen a "nepotistic" and "corrupt" process to appoint new SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Edward Kieswetter...
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