Mliswa Enters Appearance To Defend In $1 Million Lawsuit Over Social Media Utterances

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Independent legislator for Norton, Temba Mliswa who is being sued by Chivi South Zanu PF MP Killer for defamation has entered an appearance to defend. Zivhu is demanding $1 million alleging that Mliswa defamed him on Twitter when he made statements saying that Zivhu was a land baron. In his court papers, Zivhu said,

Defendant operates a Twitter account under the name Hon. Temba P. Mliswa- @TembaMliswa and since the 25th of April 2017 to date, the defendant has been using the social media platform to ‘tweet’ defamatory statements suggesting that the plaintiff (Zivhu) is corrupt and that he is a thief who corruptly acquired land in Norton, which he has failed to develop and sells dubious stands to Galloway residents and does not provide them with title deeds.

The defendant’s Twitter account is widely viewed as he has a large number of followers and these particular tweets have been retweeted by other Twitter users, thereby further broadening the viewership of these defamatory tweets and allegations.

Responding to the lawsuit, Mliswa said,

Take notice that on October 10, 2018, the defendant (Mliswa) entered an appearance to defend this matter.

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Temba Mliswa

Temba Mliswa is an outspoken Zimbabwean politician and the current Member of Parliament for Norton Constituency having won the by-election on 22 October 2016 as an independent candidate. He is the current Parliamentary Portfolio Chairman on Mines and Energy.He is a former member of the... Read More About Temba Mliswa

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