Analyst: EFF will use power more responsibly after losing court bids

Analyst: EFF will use power more responsibly after losing court bids

- The EFF has lost its legal battle with journalist Karima Brown

- This the latest in a series of rulings against the EFF

- Analysts say these rulings may encourage the EFF to be more judicious in how it uses its power

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Following the EFF's legal defeats in the cases with Karima Brown and Trevor Manuel, some analysts say the party should be reminded to use its power responsibly.

On Thursday, the court ruled that the EFF must pay journalist Karima Brown.

This comes after Brown received death threats after being attacked on social media by Julius Malema.

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The red berets say they will comply with the ruling. It makes for the second hefty payout the EFF has been ordered to make in less than two weeks. Last week, a judge ordered the party to pay R500 000 in damages to former finance minister Trevor Manuel.

Prior to that, the EFF also lost a case with AfriForum. As a result, they have to pay R100 000 to the Afrikaans lobby group.

Phephelani Dube, a Constitutional analyst, says that these rulings should serve as a reminder to the EFF that it must not violate the Constitution, according to Eyewitness News.

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Additionally, other analysts have said that forcing the EFF to pay hefty amounts was one of the best ways to ensure that the party got the message.

They say that hitting the EFF in their wallets is most likely to get the attention of the party leadership, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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