Buyanga Demands $4 Million From Lewis Matutu For Defamation

South African based businessman Frank Buyanga has slapped Zanu PF youth league deputy secretary Lewis Matutu with a defamation lawsuit.

Buyanga claimed in his court papers that Matutu named him as a fraudster in a story published in the media on August 7, this year. He said:

The publication referred to the fact of the plaintiff (Buyanga) being on the list of fraudsters of the land acquisition process.

The aforesaid publication wrongfully and maliciously, with injurious intent, stated, of the plaintiff that: the plaintiff has prejudiced the general public by manipulating and defrauding the country’s land acquisition process thereby portraying the plaintiff as a fraudster and an unethical businessman.

Buyanga is demanding $4 million in damages and interest of $4 million at the prescribed rate from the date of issue of summons to the date of payment in full.

He has also demanded that Matutu should place a retraction in a national newspaper at his own cost.


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