ANC’s SMS application dismissed

2014-04-04 12:18

An SMS the DA sent to over 1.5 million prospective Gauteng voters accusing President Jacob Zuma of stealing public money was fair comment, the High Court in Johannesburg ruled.

Acting Judge Mike Hellens, who heard arguments on Wednesday from both the African National Congress and the Democratic Alliance, said today the ANC’s application was dismissed with costs.

The ruling party wanted the DA to retract the SMS, stop sending it and apologise, or be fined up to R200 000.

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