MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora has filed a $1 million lawsuit against Zimpapers, the publishers of The Heard. Mwonzora is alleging that the Herald published a false story in which they claimed that Mwonzora attributed the election loss to the association with former president Robert Mugabe. Part of the court papers read,
The second defendant (Herald Reporter Takunda Mawodza) never interviewed the plaintiff as alleged and his publication was malicious and defamatory of the plaintiff. It also set up the plaintiff against his colleagues in the MDC Alliance. As a result of the malicious publication, plaintiff has suffered damages for defamation and contumelia.
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Douglas Mwonzora is a lawyer, politician and senator representing Movement for Democratic Change in parliament. Mwonzora is currently Secretary General of the MDC Alliance. He was the COPAC Co-Chairperson representing the opposition parties in the drafting of the new constitution in 2013, the other chairperson... Read More About Douglas Mwonzora
Zimbabwe Newspapers (Zimpapers for short) is a Zimbabwe Stock Exchange listed media firm and commercial printer. It is the publisher of daily newspapers The Herald, The Chronicle, B-Metro and H-Metro. It has two Sunday newspapers, The Sunday Mail and The Sunday News. The company also... Read More About Zimpapers
The Herald is a daily newspaper and internet publication published under the Zimbabwe Newspapers (Zimpapers) stable in Harare. It is also the country's oldest newspaper still in print. Read More About The Herald