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20 January 2018 10:40 (South Africa)

Zim judge sues Bennett for defamation

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Zimbabwean Judge Chinembiri Bhunu, who acquitted opposition stalwart Roy Bennett of treason in May this year, has now sued Bennett for $1 million. (That would be US dollars, since Zim dollars were abandoned in 2009). The judge filed papers at the Harare High Court on Friday claiming defamation over remarks that Bennett had made to the media during his trial. Bennett allegedly insinuated that Bhunu would not be impartial in his judgement, owing to the fact that the government had given him a farm seized from a white farmer. Read more: Sapa, via News24

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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