The Economic Freedom Fighters have lost their application for leave to appeal their defamation ruling. The South Gauteng High Court dismissed the application in the case brought forward by Trevor Manuel.
The South Gauteng High Court has opted against allowing the EFF to appeal their defamation battle with Trevor Manuel.
News24 reports that the party had attempted to apply for leave to appeal the court's recent ruling in favour of Manuel.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the EFF had been ordered to apologise to Manuel, after he had sued for alleging in a statement that he was in business with and family of the new SARS Commissioner.
The EFF had released a statement in response to the appointment of Edward Kieswetter at the revenue service, labelling Manuel's involvement in the process as 'nepotistic' and 'corrupt'.
While Manuel had headed the selection panel, tasked by Minister Tito Mboweni with interviewing potential candidates, the panel had simply made recommendations and did not have the final say in the matter.
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