De Lille to sue for defamation

Outgoing Cape Town Mayor, Patricia De Lille says she has instructed her lawyers to start litigation process against some Democratic Alliance (DA) MPs and councillors who she says defamed her name in public. She was accused of corruption and maladministration in the City of Cape Town. De Lille has now[…]

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ANC, media agree defamation shouldn’t be a crime

The media and the ANC might not always agree, but there is consensus on the question of erasing criminal defamation from the country’s common law. “We were very pleased in April when we discovered that the ANC actually expressed a view that criminal defamation doesn’t belong in the criminal sphere[…]

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