Axed NetOne Chief Executive Officer, Mr Reward Kangai has filed a whopping $1 million lawsuit against state owned publication, The Herald for damages incurred over published stories which alleged that he was corrupt and involved in unethical deals during his tenure.
In the summons submitted to the High Court gleaned by TechnoMag, top lawyer Mr Tendai Biti will represent Kangai in this lawsuit directed to the Editor of the Herald newspaper as the 1st defendant with the parent company the Zimbabwe Newspapers as the second defendant.
Wherefore, Plaintiff prays for against the defamatory jointly and severally each paying the other to be absolved, $1 000 000.00, ($1 million united states dollars) in respect of delictual damage to his reputation on account of the defamatory article
In his lawsuit application, Kangai said articles in the newspaper tainted his image as a fraudulent unfit for his duty.
He said The Herald’s articles were wrongful and defamatory of the plaintiff in that it was intended to be understood by the readers of the newspaper and its online edition that the plaintiff is a corrupt, dishonest and conniving and unworthy of his position as the Chief Executive officer of NetOne.
“Particularly , the article was made with the intention to defame the plaintiff and injure his reputation . The article was understood by the readers to mean that the plaintiff was a corrupt, dishonest and conniving crook who generated dubious procurements purported to be software and hardware for the mobile operator .” read part of the summons.