Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko who has twice lost a $50 million lawsuit in the High Court against Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) the publishers of the Daily News, the Daily News on Sunday and the Weekend Post, has now filed an appeal in the same matter at the Supreme Court.
Mphoko is challenging High Court judge Lavender Makoni’s recent ruling against him with costs after the court ruled that he used the wrong procedure in seeking to reverse a previous ruling which had also gone against him. This happened after Mphoko failed to attend a pre-trial conference arguing that he was attending to national duty.
The lawsuit followed a June 5, 2015 article based on an interview with former war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda who claimed that Mphoko had sold out during the liberation struggle when he allegedly diverted weapons meant for the late Joshua Nkomo’s Zapu to Zanu.
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