Former Eskom CEO Matshela Koko, who said he was suing a 72-year-old teacher for defamation because “she needed a big klap” has been klapped himself by the high court in Johannesburg, which has ordered that he pay the woman’s legal costs.

Koko was seeking R500,000 from Barbara Tanton, the principal of the Little Academy nursery school in Centurion...

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