The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein has granted Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association leave to appeal the ban of selling tobacco products. FITA says government showed desperation on the matter and lacked scientific evidence.
The legal tussle between the government and the Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) continues. Government says the Pretoria High Court was correct to dismiss FITA’s application for leave to appeal.
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein has granted the Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) leave to appeal a judgment of the Pretoria High Court.
Tobacco farmers say the continued ban on tobacco products will result in massive job losses.
The Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association is Tuesday expected to file papers in a bid to petition the Supreme Court of Appeal to hear their appeal opposing government’s ban on the sale of tobacco products.