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Relaxed-looking Cliff arrives at court

2016-01-29 10:00

Johannesburg - A relaxed-looking Gareth Cliff arrived at the High Court in Johannesburg on Friday ahead of a judgment on his application to be reinstated as an Idols judge.

Cliff, dressed in a black suit and white shirt, arrived at court, whistling as he walked out of the lift. 

He would know shortly if he was successful in a bid to be reinstated as a judge after being axed for being seen to defend a racist social media post by KwaZulu-Natal estate agent Penny Sparrow.

He was seen chatting to friends about the urgency of the matter, adding that he was expecting a flurry of meetings once the ruling had been handed down.

Journalists were milling around in the court room after Judge Caroline Nicholls said she would permit cameras in court.

Cliff's lawyer Dali Mpofu and M-Net's legal representative Wim Trengove presented arguments in the High Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

Cliff wants his job back and R25 million for defamation and breach of contract.

If he can't secure an immediate court order to have his job back, he wants the auditions for Idols 2016, due to begin in Durban on Saturday, to be halted. 

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