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Harare model sues Zimpapers for US$2mil

by Staff Reporter
04 Oct 2016 at 14:28hrs | Views
Harare model, Tafadzwa Mushunje, who was falsely accused of deliberately injecting the HIV virus into one minor boy and ill treating him, has dragged Zimbabwe Newspapers 1980 Limited (Zimpapers) and reporters from the Herald and H-Metro newspapers to court seeking US$2 million in damages.

The matter however failed to take off at the High Court after it emerged that the Sheriff of the High Court had mistakenly served the summons for appearance to the respondents and not to Mushunje.

In the summons served on Zimpapers, Mushunje claims US$2 million in damages for loss of dignity arising from three alleged defamatory articles published by the stable's two newspapers on the 26th of February and the 1st of March 2016.

She also seeks interest on the US$2 million at the prescribed rate of 5 percent per annum from the 2016 and cost of the suit.

Mushunje contends that despite demand and having knowledge that the allegations against her were false, the defendant failed to tender an apology or to retract the false publications.

Earlier last month, Mushunje through her lawyers dragged the Daily News to court on similar allegations of defamation arising from the same case.

The matter was postponed to the 19th of October to allow the Sheriff to properly serve the plaintiff.

Source - ZBC