The EFF issued a statement apologizing to two journalists.
This comes after the court ordered the EFF to issue an apology within 24 hours.
The case against the EFF and its spokesman, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, who accused journalists Anton Harber and Thandeka Gqubule of working for Stratcom.
The Johannesburg High Court on Friday ordered Ndlozi to remove all allegations from their social media platforms and apologize.
The EFF then responded by issuing a one-sentence statement.
“In terms of the court order, we unconditionally retract and apologize for the allegations against Mrs. Thandeka Gqubele-Mbeki and Mr. Anton Harber, ”the statement reads.
Gqubele and Harber approached the court in 2018 over the EFF’s Stratcom allegations.
Stratcom was a unit in the apartheid era operated by the then security police.
In addition to the apology, the judge also ordered Ndlozi and them to pay R40 000 in damages to each of the journalists. They also have to pay for the journalists’ legal costs.