HH 398-18 ROY NYABVURE versus ZIMBABWE NEWSPAPERS (1980) LTD and Ors

 

ROY NYABVURE

versus

ZIMBABWE NEWSPAPERS (1980) LTD

and

THE EDITOR IN CHIEF ZIMBABWE NEWSPAPERS (1980) LTD

and

RUTENDO MAPFUMO

 

 

 

HIGH COURT OF ZIMBABWE

MUZOFA J

HARARE, 27 and 28 June 2018 & 11 July 2018

 

 

Civil Trial

 

B Mutiro, for the plaintiff

O.T Gasva, for the defendant

 

 

                        MUZOFA J: At the close of the plaintiff’s case the defendant applied for absolution from the instance.

            The plaintiff issued summons out of this court for defamatory damages in the sum of $650 000. It was alleged that the defendant in its publication in the Herald newspaper of

1 March 2013 published and distributed a features article with a photograph of the plaintiff which was defamatory. Plaintiff alleged that the article taken in totality with the photograph depicted him 

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