D-Day for Joost tell-all

Friday 4th October, 2013 on Citizen
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Presidential spin doctor Mac Maharaj would have us believe there is no truth in the latest allegations by SA National Defence Force (SANDF) members at a military tribunal that Jacob Zuma was directly involved in the “Guptagate” scandal. Former Springbok rugby player Joost van der Westhuizen speaks with a legal representative in the North Gauteng High Court on 2 October 2013 where they submitted an urgent application to prevent the publication of a book about his marriage to Amor Vittone. Former Springbok rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen will hear today if his legal bid to stop the publication of a tell-all book about him and his estranged wife, entertainer Amore Vittone, has been successful.

Judge Eberhard Bertelsmann on Wednesday reserved judgment until this morning in Van der Westhuizen’s urgent application to stop former celebrity journalist Gavin Prins and publishers Random House Struik from printing, publishing, distributing and marketing Prins’s book tilted Joost & Amor. Van der Westhuizen, who suffers from motor neurone disease and is wheelchair-bound, maintained the unauthorised book dissecting his private life would harm his health and “cause him endless agony”.

Prins maintained the celebrity couple continuously courted the media and could not now rely on their right to privacy. During legal argument, Judge Bertelsmann repeatedly wanted to know if there was any allegation that the book contained lies or information that was not already public knowledge. Van der Westhuizen’s advocate said he was still entitled to privacy even though he was a public persona.

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