Defence Minister Dr Sydney Sekeramayi and Health Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa are suing Harare businessmaan Energy Mutodi for alleging that they poisoned Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
The two want $40 000 from Mutodi and both are claiming $20 000 each from Mr Mutodi as defamation damages. Through their lawyers Machingura Legal Practitioners, Sekeramayi and Parirenyatwa allege that Mutodi’s Facebook status was false and wrongful with an effect of portraying the two as murderers as opposed to medical doctors who should be saving lives. Part of the declaration reads:
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The post was made and published with intention to defame plaintiffs and to injure their respective reputations. As a result of the defamation, plaintiffs have been individually damaged in their reputation and have respectively suffered damages in the sum of $20 000 each.
David Parirenyatwa is a medical practitioner and the former Minister of Health and Child Welfare. He is a politician affiliated to the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) party. In September 2018 Parirenyatwa was arrested over allegations of criminal abuse of office and was... Read More About David Parirenyatwa
Energy Mutodi is a controversial politician and former Deputy Minister of Information, Publicity & Broadcasting Services. Mutodi was fired from his job as deputy minister by Emmerson Mnangagwa on 20 May 2020. He is also a business person, Rhumba musician and an academic. He rose... Read More About Energy Mutodi
Sydney Tigere Sekeramayi is a former Zimbabwean liberation war fighter , politician and is a member of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) political party.He is the former Minister of Defence.He was once accused of poisoning President Emmerson Mngangagwa by Energy Mutodi. Read More About Sydney Sekeramayi