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 an advocate and politician affiliated with the Movement for Democratic Change. Mwonzora is currently Secretary General of the MDC-T. He is the former COPAC Co-Chairperson and former Member of Parliament, Nyanga North Zimbabwe. Mwonzora is a former Law Lecturer. 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 government-owned daily newspaper published under the Zimbabwe Newspapers (Zim Papers) stable in Harare. It is also the country's oldest newspaper still in print. Read More About The Herald