Didymus Mutasa sues Biti for $5m

HARARE – Didymus Mutasa, the Zanu PF secretary for administration and Headlands aspiring parliamentary candidate, has sued Finance minister Tendai Biti for $5 million for allegedly accusing him of “murdering a 12-year-old Headlands boy”.

In his High Court papers on Friday, the State minister for Presidential Affairs said Biti had damaged his reputation.

Mutasa filed the multi-million dollar damages suit five months after a statement allegedly made by Biti during a stormy Cabinet session in which the Finance minister fingered the former liberation fighter for plotting the arson attack that claimed Christpowers Maisiri.

Mutasa claimed Biti impaired his character after he told a Cabinet meeting held on February 26 and attended by all members including President Robert Mugabe that the former liberation fighter was responsible for masterminding the death of the Headlands boy, who was burned in his parents’ hut.

Mutasa will square off with MDC’s David Tekeshe in parliamentary elections scheduled for July 31.

Mutasa said Biti also repeated the same statement outside Cabinet, to the media and during the burial of Christpowers, implicating him in the murder of the boy. The Zanu PF administration secretary said Biti’s statements injured his “good name” as he is internationally known and has a unimpeachable character.

“The defendant (Biti) has struck on plaintiff’s (Mutasa) professional reputation and good character,” reads part of Mutasa’s summons and declaration filed in the High Court.

“Plaintiff is greatly insulted, degraded and outraged by the accusations. Plaintiff’s dignity has been seriously impaired as people now believe or suspect that he is a killer of young innocent children.”

Comments (13)

Wakauraya uye unouraya. Imbwa

Haruna - 10 July 2013

ko kunyepa here urimhondi Baba Jukwa has always said that ,Uraya hako ichiringuva yako Mwari Havasi Benzi yako nguva ichasvikawo

wevhu - 10 July 2013

Uri zimhondi Didymus,ndiwe wakauraya mwana uyu,ukanwa ropa rake,imbwa yemunhu.Futi unorepa vana vadiki iwewe,baba Jukwa vanotaura chokwadi havanyepi,zidhodhi rako Mutasa

igwe - 10 July 2013

Mukosho wako mutasa mhata yako muri mbavha mazichembere imi ibvai munyika yedu munoda kungouraya nekuda kwe selfishness, ndiwe wakauraya

Tororo - 10 July 2013

Saka akaponda Christpowers ndiani kana asiri iwe Didymus E N Mutasa? Ndiwe chete hakuna umwe!

muzukuru jukwa - 10 July 2013

Endai ka ku court kwacho kana mune umbowo munosunungura Biti., pane kongo hukura muri mu cage.

reason - 10 July 2013

Umm handizivi DN ichitendera mashoko ane kutuka kwakadai,zvinonyadza veduwe.

Hlongwane Spinach - 10 July 2013

kikiikkkkk....Mdara afunga zvekusuwa Biti" to the mhataa" ka uyu...

canalyst - 10 July 2013

VaMutasa I am glad you did this. We need to exonerate ourselves from this case and make Biti pay for his careless statements. Mupfanha iyeyu ane bapu risingabvire! We are behind you Comrade!

zpf - 10 July 2013

Kusaguta mari Mutasa, kuti yemadiamonds

nathaniel - 10 July 2013

Mutasa is correct and right before the law. It is up to Mr. Biti to prove to the courts that what he said was and is true. If Biti fails to justify his statement the courts MUST reprimand him with a hash whip - why? because a lot of unguided speech missiles are being thrown all over the place injuring personalities. The culprits go scort free.

dungas - 10 July 2013

Mutasa is correct!!! Biti imhata

Mudhara Mukuru - 11 July 2013

professional reputation (Mutasa )shame manhingi .asijiki and tsimbo hatidzore nekuti Mtasa avharakumeso .never

bruno - 11 July 2013

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