FITA Statement – 15 July 2020

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FITA Statement – For immediate release

Our Application for Leave to Appeal the full bench of the High Court ruling of 26 June 2020 which dismissed our application challenging the cigarette ban during the lockdown period was heard earlier today.

We are once again very happy with the arguments raised by our legal team and we now await the ruling of the Court.

Judgment in the matter has been reserved and the Court has said that it will deliver judgment on whether we should be allowed to challenge the aforementioned dismissal of our cigarette ban challenge during the course of next week.

We will notify the public as soon as we receive this judgment.

Thank you!

Issued by Fair-trade Independent Tobacco Association Chairperson: Sinenhlanhla Mnguni 15 July 2020

For queries kindly contact Monique Vogel t: 072 720 7919; e: Monique@fita.co.za

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