Heath Streak Sues Zimbabwe Cricket Chairman For $1 Million

In his lawsuit filed at the High Court on Thursday, former Zimbabwe Cricket team head coach Heath Streak is suing the game’s governing body chairman, Tavengwa Mukuhlani for defamation. Streak is demanding $1 million from Mukuhlani for defamatory statements on national television and in a local newspaper.

Streak, who is being represented by his lawyer, Gerald Mlotshwa said the statements by Mukuhlani were meant to defame and injure his reputation. Said Streak:

The utterances carry the additional sting that plaintiff (Streak) exercise of his discretion as a national coach was motivated and or an act of corruption and treason. The statement was made with the intention to defame the plaintiff and to injure the plaintiff’s reputation. Further, Streak argues that the utterances were understood to mean that he is a racist, corrupt and treasonous coach whose selection of the national team that played against the United Arab Emirates was solely based on race and not merit. . . the plaintiff selection of the national team that played against the United  Arab Emirates was a deliberate act aimed at ensuring that the national team lost because the plaintiff owes his allegiance to the United Arab Emirates or that the  plaintiff has a vendetta against the nation of Zimbabwe.

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