Freda Adams walked out of the Cape High Court R2 000 up on former Western Cape premier Peter Marais on Wednesday, despite having failed to prove her sexual harassment case against him.
Adams, a former provincial Social Services minister, sued Marais for defamation and sexual harassment and former premier Gerald Morkel for defamation. Marais lodged a defamation counter-claim.
On Wednesday Justice Anton Veldhuizen ordered Marais to pay Adams a total of R42 000, just under two percent of her original claim.
He found Marais had defamed Adams by claiming on a Voice of the Cape radio show that she had been involved in a sexual relationship with her driver, and awarded her R42 000.