Former Zimbabwe minister sues party youth leader

Harare-Former Minister of Mines Dr. Obert Mpofu has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Zanu PF Youth Affairs deputy secretary Lewis Matutu after the latter accused him of being corrupt.

During a press conference in June this year Matutu implicated Mpofu and a host of other Zanu PF officials in corrupt activities.

Mpofu is claiming that his reputation and standing as a businessman, politician has been damaged in the eyes of the public because of the statement.  He argues that the corruption allegations are false and defamatory to him.

“The content of the statement was widely disseminated in the local print and electronic media and on various social media platforms,” read the summons.

The statement, in its defamatory, false and misleading allegations states the plaintiff has violated the foundation of democracy in Zimbabwe.

“That the plaintiff’s corrupt inclinations continue to undermine socio economic transformation in Zimbabwe and, as a result defendant’s generation is suffering.”

After announcing the list of corrupt individual only former Minister of labour and social welfare Prisca Mupfumira has been arrested. She is currently out on bail.

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