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Man sues neighbour for calling him homosexual

by Staff Reporter
10 Jan 2016 at 12:00hrs | Views
A THIRTY-NINE-YEAR old man of Maramba township has sued his neighbour for calling him a homosexual.

This is in a case in which Clint Simango, 39 of MC 478 Maramba sued Kelvin Kakoma, 37, MC Maramba 477 also in Livingstone.
Simango in his statement is seeking a claim of K3,000 as compensation for the insults from Kelvin.

Clint said Kakoma insulted me for no apparent reason in July 2015, just after Simango arrived from Sinazongwe.

"Kakoma began to insult me by labeling me to be a homosexual, a witch and a Satanist, he also accused me of being responsible for his failed marriage," Simango told the court.

Simango said he was not aware that the insults were targeted at him until he was told by Kakoma's dependant that he was the target.
Simango told the court that the following day Kakoma insulted him again.

Upon receiving the summons, Simango said Kakoma approached him to apologise but because Kakoma didn't go with any witness, Simango didn't take the apology.

"I had witnesses when Kakoma came to apologise but he did not have any, I then realized that he was not serious with his mission," Simango said.
And in his defense, Kakoma told the court that it was on July 15, 2015 when his wife went to Chipata to visit her relatives.

Kakoma, a labour officer at Ministry of Labour in Livingstone told the court that his reaction was because Simango was fond of talking ill about him.
"Clint used to talk ill about me that I drink too much and this has resulted in my wife leaving, this did not please me at all and I felt betrayed by my neighbour. I could complain to my dependant who is a close friend to Simango," he said.

In passing judgement, Livingstone principal presiding Local Court Magistrate Harrison Kabwenga partially upheld the claim for insults because the defence from Kakoma is not comprehensive.

"The claim has been partially upheld, Kakoma should pay Simango K2, 000 in K300 monthly installments. You people are neigbhours you should learn to live in peace," he said.

Source - Zambia Daily Mail