FITA Statement – 27 May 2020

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FITA Statement – For immediate release

We can confirm that this morning we received the record of decision and reasons for the banning of the sale of cigarettes from the Respondents. We are now finalising our supplementary papers which will be served on the Respondents by no later than 29 May 2020 as per the court order of 12 May 2020 which states inter alia the following:

2.1.the Applicant may amend its notice of motion and supplement its founding affidavit by no later than 29 May 2020;

2.2.the Respondents will file their answering affidavit by no later than 3 June 2020;

2.3.the Applicant will file any replying affidavit by 6 June 2020;

2.4.the parties will exchange and file heads of argument by no later than 8 June 2020; and

2.5.the parties will approach the Deputy Judge President for a special allocation of the matter for hearing during the week of 9 June 2020 and failing which the matter will be set down for hearing in the urgent court on 9 June 2020.

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

27 May 2020

For queries kindly contact Monique Vogel t: 072 720 7919; e:


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