EFF on Manuel ruling: 'Court erred in application of the law'
EFF's secretary-general Godrich Gardee said the party has taken a decision to petition the Supreme Court of Appeal for leave to appeal the judgment.
Manuel sued the party for alleging that he was related to and a business associate of the new Sars commissioner Edward Kieswetter.
Judge Elias Matojane ordered the EFF to apologise to Manuel, as well as pay him R500,000 in general damages.
EFF secretary-general Godrich Gardee said the party took a decision to petition the Supreme Court of Appeal for leave to appeal the judgment.
"We are of a view that another high court may reach a different determination on the issue before it.
"We are also of a view that the court erred in the application of the law to the facts and accordingly there are prospects of success in the matter."
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