Jealousy Mawarire the spokesperson for the Robert Mugabe endorsed National Patriotic Front (NPF) has been threatened with a $10 million lawsuit by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ). This comes after Mawarire claimed that President Mnangagwa’s son was funding illegal money transfers using RBZ accounts. Gerald Mlotshwa, the lawyer for the RBZ wrote to Mawarire saying,
It is a matter of record that you stated, not alleged, that a private company Spartan Investments, belonging to the President’s son had an RTGS account with the RBZ. You further stated that it was through, and another company, Makanaka Investments, that the RBZ was engaged in the black market trading of the United States dollar.
Our client’s instructions are that you should provide us, and the general public, with this information before 12 noon, Wednesday 2, 2018…In the event of your failure to do so, and taking account of the reckless and irresponsible nature of your statements, our client will institute the necessary legal action to claim US$10 million as damages from yourself.
However, a defiant Mawarire said he was going to continue talking about the RBZ’s allegedly unlawful actions. Said Mawarire
The management of the country’s economy is surely a public matter that affects every citizen. Neither your client nor anyone else has a right to muzzle free speech on an important matter as the economy.
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Gerald Mlotshwa is a Zimbabwean Lawyer, entrepreneur and founder of Titan Law. He has interests in the financial services industry and the media sector. Mlotshwa is the son-in-law of President Emmerson Mnangagwa Read More About Gerald Mlotshwa
Jealousy Mbizvo Mawarire is a Zimbabwean politician and former spokesperson for National People's Party political party. He is also a journalist and the executive director and founding trustee for the Centre for Elections and Democracy in Southern Africa (CEDSA). Mawarire is well known for filing... Read More About Jealousy Mawarire
The National Patriotic Front is a Zimbabwean political party spearheaded by former ZANU-PF members Professor Jonathan Moyo, Patrick Zhuwao and Saviour Kasukuwere who are on a self-imposed exile. The party’s consultation document denounced the military takeover of November 2017 that led to Robert Mugabe's resignation.... Read More About National Patriotic Front