JUDGE Paddington Garwe’s defamation case against the Zimbabwe Independent opens on Monday before Supreme Court Judge Elizabeth Gwaunza.
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Garwe sued the Independent in 2004 over a story titled “Assessors block Tsvangirai judgement”, published on
The paper reported that the initial judgement date in the Morgan Tsvangirai treason trial had been postponed. The case was heard by Justice Garwe sitting with assessors Misheck Nyandoro and Joseph Dangarembizi. Justice Garwe was early this month elevated to the Supreme Court.
The defendants in the case are Zimind Publishers,
The Independent will be represented by Advocate Francois Joubert, a senior counsel from
Joubert has had experience working in
Justice Garwe presided over the case. Joubert was also part of the defence team which represented the mercenaries arrested at
The case has been set down for three days and is expected to end on Wednesday.