Ruling against EFF defends journalism from defamatory attacks - Anton Harber

Wits University Caxton journalism professor Anton Harber and Thandeka Gqubule have won their defamation case against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) after making statements that the two were apartheid-era Stratcom spies.

The two approached the courts to force the red berets to retract the statement they made during the time of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's documentary and they want R1 million in damages.

RELATED: Thandeka Gqubule prepared to fight EFF to the end

Clement Manyathela chats to Harber to weigh in on the matter.

I am very pleased by the ruling as it defends our names and it defends journalism from attacks of this sort. It is a victory for truth and for the attempt to stop public figures from making unsubstantiated and defamatory statements.

Anton Harber, Caxton Professor of Journalism - Wits University

He says the EFF has been asked to apologise and publish the apology on all the EFF's platforms and to pay the two damages.

Listen below to the full conversation:


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