Malema files papers in Zille case

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IOL ANCYL battle INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS Julius Malema and ANCYL spokesman Floyd Shivambu.

 

Embattled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema filed responding papers on Tuesday in a defamation case lodged by DA leader Helen Zille, her lawyer said.

Attorney Amanda Torr said Malema, ANCYL spokesman Floyd Shivambu, Khayelitsha councillor Andile Lili and the ANCYL filed papers on Tuesday afternoon. Lili's attorney Thobelani Sibiya confirmed that he had filed.

Torr said a court date had not yet been set.

Two weeks ago, Western Cape High Court Judge Nathan Erasmus ordered the four to file papers in response to Zille's R1.4 million lawsuit for comments they had made about her and the Democratic Alliance in 2009.

Zille said Shivambu had called her a “racist girl” and had claimed that her all-male executive consisted of her boyfriends and concubines.

She also took issue with Malema calling her executive council a “group of racist Helen Zille garden boys” and referring to her as “racist”, “colonialist” and “imperialist”.

The group had yet to apologise or retract the statements. - Sapa


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