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M-Net to oppose Gareth Cliff lawsuit

By Faeza
20 January 2016

Gareth Cliff

The former Idols SA judge filed an urgent application to the High Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday, to have him reinstated as a judge on the talent show

This comes after he was axed for his response to a racist tweet by KZN estate agent Penny Sparrow.

Cliff is suing the broadcaster for R25 million, of which R5 million is for defamation of character.

Cliff's lawyer, Eric Mabuza, confirmed to The Juice that M-Net is opposing the application

"M-Net has simply told us that they are opposing the application. Their formal response is expected on Thursday," Mabuza said.

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