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Billionaire Wierzycka pleased with ruling on Manyi matter

The court said that statements made by Manyi against Wierzycka on social media were defamatory.

Magdalena Wierzycka. Picture: @Magda_Wierzycka/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Billionaire entrepreneur Magdalena Wierzycka says that she is pleased with a judgment handed down in the South Gauteng High Court ordering ANN7 owner Mzwanele Manyi to stop from making comments about her.

The court said that statements made by Manyi against Wierzycka on social media were defamatory.

In one of the posts, Manyi accused her of economic terrorism.

Wierzycka says she welcomes the outcome: "He gets the emotions in people, so you cannot allow this continue. You cannot allow these Gupta bots, for instance, to defame people and kind of dismiss it as nonsense."

Meanwhile, Manyi tweeted: "Whilst am studying this judgment which has still NOT pronounced on the issue in dispute, I can't even find the tweets referred to nor do I know which ones are offensive to Magda. My phone cant go back to August."

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