The battle between the EFF and Trevor Manuel is heading to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) after the party lost its bid to appeal against a judgment ordering that it pay the former finance minister R500,000 in damages for defaming him.  

EFF leader Julius Malema, the party’s national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi and the party have filed papers in the SCA in a bid to have the Pretoria high court judgment set aside. 

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