Gareth cliff wins legal case against Mnet

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Gareth Cliff has won his court case against M-Net, following his dismissal from reality show Idols. Cliff’s removal from the show followed a backlash on Twitter after he commented on a Facebook post by KwaZulu-Natal realtor Penny Sparrow.

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The High Court in Johannesburg decided on 29 January that Cliff must be reinstated as a judge on Idols with immediate effect.Cliff’s lawyer Dali Mpofu and M-Net’s legal representative Wim Trengove originally presented their arguments in the high court on 26 January. Cliff wanted his job back and R25 million for defamation and breach of contract.

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