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Gareth Cliff's defamation lawsuit set to go ahead with Dali Mpofu

The radio personality’s legal team says M-Net has failed to meet all their demands.

Outgoing 5FM DJ Gareth Cliff. Picture: Facebook.
Gareth Cliff,Advocate Dali Mpofu,Idols SA
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JOHANNESBURG - Advocate Dali Mpofu has joined the legal team representing Gareth Cliff who has indicated he will be proceeding with a R25 million lawsuit against M-Net. 

Cliff says he was unfairly dismissed for commenting on a racist post by Penny Sparrow. 

He has demanded that he be reinstated before the end of the month. 

His attorneys have confirmed that they will go ahead with the lawsuit and will be serving the broadcaster with the legal papers tomorrow.

Cliff's lawyer Eric Mabuza says M-Net has not met all their demands. 

“They have made one major concession in the response that they sent to us. They have agreed to remove the face of Mr Cliff as part of the advertisements in this year’s season.” 

Mabuza says they will now push for the axed Idols judge to go back to work. 

Advocate Mpofu will serve as lead counsel in the matter.


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