Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor, John Mangudya has filed a defamation lawsuit against Zanu PF Youth League deputy secretary Lewis Matutu. He is demanding RTGS$1 million.
Addressing journalists at the party’s headquarters in Harare on Monday, Matutu named Mangudya among corrupt Zimbabweans who are sabotaging the country’s economy.
In a letterr dated June 26 2019, Mangudya’s legal representatives wrote to Matutu and the ZANU PF Youth League saying:
… We have instructions to demand the immediate retraction of the statements via a public press conference and public notice, coupled with the publication of a written apology to our client signed by each of you personally and on behalf of the ZANU PF Youth League, for injury caused to his reputation by your statements.
… If, by the expiry of 5 (five) days from the date of this letter, you have not retracted the statements, apologised to our client and paid to us the amount of RTGS ZWD$ 1 000 000.00 (One Million Zimbabwe Dollars) as and for our client’s defamation damages, we shall institute proceedings against you both without further notice…