The Harare model, Tafadzwa Mushunje, who had a traumatic time after she was falsely accused of deliberately injecting the HIV virus into her lover’s boy is now suing Zimpapers.
She is demanding $2 million from the Herald and H-Metro newspapers. The matter however failed to take off at the High Court yesterday after it emerged that the Sheriff of the High Court had mistakenly served the summons for appearance to the respondents and not to Mushunje.
Mushunje is claiming $2 million in damages for loss of dignity arising from three alleged defamatory articles published by the stable’s two newspapers on the 26th of February and the 1st of March 2016. She also seeks interest on the $2 million at the prescribed rate of 5 percent per annum from the 2016 and cost of the suit
Mushunje contends that despite demand and having knowledge that the
allegations against her were false, the defendant failed to tender an
apology or to retract the false publications. Earlier last month, Mushunje through her lawyers dragged the Daily News to court on similar
allegations of defamation arising from the same case.
The matter was postponed to the 19th of October to allow the Sheriff to properly serve the plaintiff.