Kasukuwere, Moyo sue Daily News for $40m

HARARE - Information Minister Jonathan Moyo, and his Environment counterpart, Saviour Kasukuwere, have issued similar summonses against the Daily News for $20 million each for reporting on the Harare media conference by Hurungwe West legislator Temba Mliswa a fortnight ago.

Mliswa accused the two politburo members of being “gay gangsters”.

The media conference was attended and reported on by virtually all of Zimbabwe’s major media houses, including State newspapers such as The Herald, with its contents were uploaded on YouTube and are awash on social media long before print media carried the story the following day.

The two Cabinet ministers have since issued similar lawsuits for alleged defamation against Mliswa himself and the NewsDay newspaper, as the factional and succession wars in Zanu PF have taken a violent turn over the past few weeks.

Before the summonses reached the Daily News yesterday, State broadcaster ZBC had reported two weeks ago that it had it “on good authority that two more publications will be sued for alleged defamation by the same Cabinet ministers in the next few days”.

An ANZ spokesperson said last night that the company respected the right of the ministers to issue the summons.

“While we are a little surprised by the action, we fully respect the right of the ministers to mount these legal processes and we will, of course, defend the cases,” the spokesperson said.

There was no indication at the time of going to Press last night that the two Cabinet ministers intended to sue State media such as The Herald which also covered Mliswa’s open media conference.

Comments (6)

Jonho must be very rich now nemari dzeku suwa idzi. eish. But I dont remember him being compensated even once. kikikikiki. Come Jonho.

Tichaonerera - 17 October 2014

Is it a crime to quote Mliswa? These should also sue service providers, and all search engine providers for enabling us to read and hear what Mliswa said. Asi arikuramba here kuti akati Moyo naKasukuwere maHomo?

selele - 17 October 2014

there is no smoke without fire, why is is it there are always rumours associating these two nechingochani.

CDE CHURURCHEMINZWA - 17 October 2014

ngochani idzo ngadzibatwe mukadzi ndiyani pakati pajonathan moyo nakasukuwere kkkkkk

jukwa - 17 October 2014

$20mil each...two partners deciding together. Confirms that they were in bed together and made that decision. Pasi nengochani

garikayi - 17 October 2014

chokwadii chinorwadza...kkk

tsoko musango - 18 October 2014

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