ZANU PF political Commissar, Victor Matemadanda has been taken to court by a fellow war veteran, Amos Sigauke over defamation allegations.
Sigauke is demanding $400 000 from Matemadanda claiming that Matemadanda’s remarks damaged his reputation and that of his pressure group, War Veterans Pressure Group (WVPG). Sigauke’s court papers read:
The statements were made with the intention to defame plaintiffs and to injure their respective reputations. As a result of the defamation, plaintiffs have jointly and severally the one being injured the other to suffer, been damaged in their reputation and they have suffered damages in the sum of $400 000.
The Deputy Minister of Defence is accused of having remarked in July this year that SSigauke and his pressure group were being sponsored to destabilise President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government.
Conspiracy theories are popular in Zimbabwe with a number of opposition members and leaders of civic society organisations arrested for subverting a constitutionally established government.
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