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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Heath Hilton Streak is a former cricket player and coach of the Zimbabwe Cricket National Team.He was dismissed as the coach of the national team in 2018 but challenged the legality of the dismissal. Read More About Heath Streak
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The High Court of Zimbabwe is one of the Superior Courts of Zimbabwe. The High Court deals at first instance with all high value and high importance cases. It also has a supervisory jurisdiction over all subordinate courts and tribunals. Appeals from the High Court... Read More About High Court