Moyo/Nkomo case judgement in December

Loughty Dube



HIGH Court Judge, Justice Francis Bere, will in December pass judgement in a case in which former Information minister Jonathan Moyo is demanding $100 billi

on from Zanu PF national chairman John Nkomo for defamation.


At the close of the case last Friday, Bere said he would make a ruling on the matter before the end of the current legal season on December 4.


The case involving the two politicians has been dragging in the courts since last year when Nkomo and ex-Home Affairs minister Dumiso Dabengwa were testifying in the matter where Moyo alleges that he was defamed by statements allegedly made by the two.


Moyo has however dropped charges against Dabengwa and is now suing Nkomo alone.


Moyo is suing Nkomo for allegedly making defamatory statements at a meeting in Tsholotsho three years ago.


According to Moyo, the statements made by Nkomo implied that he had plotted a coup against President Robert Mugabe and other senior ruling party officials.


Nkomo is denies the charges.


The case was concluded without any of the high profile witnesses who had been lined up to take the stand and testify.


Among those who were expected to testify in the case were Justice minister, Patrick Chinamasa, the Deputy Minister of Public Service, Abedinigo Ncube, the Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism, Andrew Langa, and war veterans leader, Joseph Chinotimba.

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