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Thursday, 27 November, 1997, 16:13 GMT
Earl Spencer drops efforts to gag newspapers

Earl Spencer -- the brother of the late Princess Diana -- has dropped his attempt to stop South African newspapers covering his divorce case, which has been widely reported abroad.

Earlier, lawyers for Earl Spencer had asked for a court order banning the newspapers from reporting details of the case, which is being heard in Cape Town.

The newspapers said the law violated the protection of free speech guaranteed by the South African constitution but agreed to abide by the law until a court hearing on Saturday.

British newspapers -- which Earl Spencer has fiercely criticised for their coverage of Princess Diana -- have reported details of his divorce hearing at great length.

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