Tafadzwa Mushunje, a Harare model who was cleared on charges of “deliberately infecting a minor with HIV blood” in February, has filed a $100 000 defamation suit against Zimbabwe Newspapers group (Zimpapers).
” Looks like her so called lawyers finally realised that musvozimbabwe has no case to answer since Sisi Vee just shared raw as it is the message sent to her by Tafadzwa’s friend .Sisi Vee’s haters Lance Guma of Nehanda radio and Simbarashe Chikanza of Zimeye should be hiding in shame as I type kekekekekekeke .The two tried very hard to twist the truth and kaLance Guma so desperate to tarnish sisi Vee even distorted Tafadzwa’s video and even called Sisi Vee satan’s angel.Haters are very funny. Kekekekekekeke. Truth will never change because you pretend to be publishing news yet your aim is to settle personal scores. Kekekekekekeke seka hako wasu welast laugh.
It looks like Mduduzi Mathuthu advised New Zimbabwe admin never to mention my name . Zvaakunyadzisaka to accept that Sisi Vee did not do anything wrong despite your failed efforts in the Chronicle to tarnish her but she was actually helping to protect the child.Kunyadzisa kwazvo kekekekeke . However suing a zanupf publication is just childish play I guess .” Sisi Vee
Mushunje made headlines in February after social media had circulated messages accusing her of abusing her boyfriend, Collin Kanonge’s son.
The model, according to the incriminating social media messages which went viral, injected the minor with HIV infected blood on top of habitually assaulting the kid.
She was also said to have forced the toddler to drink her urine.
Zimpapers publications, namely the Herald and H-Metro, picked Mushunje’s court case and followed it up until it ended.
But it is for the way in which the two publications reported the case that Mushunje, on Friday, took Zimpapers to the High Court demanding to be compensated for defamation.
Appearing before High Court Judge Justice Jester Charewa, Mushunje said the two newspapers provided a platform for the public to injure her reputation.
She said the two papers, H-Metro in particular, opinionated their covering of her court case instead of presenting facts as they came from court.
She said the headlines on all stories about her the word “alleged” was “deliberately” omitted, hence the lawsuit.
“Since then my life has never been the same,” she said.
“In fact, it is a death sentence which was passed on me by these publications, they destroyed my future. My parents expect good things from me like getting married and now the chances of me getting married have been lessened, I am unemployed and no employer would want to associate their brand with me. I was subjected to hatred and discrimination by these publications,” Mushunje narrated to the court after she was asked to justify the lawsuit.
It also came to the attention of the court that Mushunje was also suing the Daily News for $90 000 in defamation damages for publishing the same allegations, a development which Justice Charewa said was not appropriate.
“I am hearing this for the first time that you are suing another newspaper here at the same courts and the case is being heard by another judge? Why are you clogging the court system with one issue, and why was it not brought before my attention, so that it would be consolidated?” asked the judge.
Her lawyers, Fungai Chimwamurombe and Tawanda Gombiro of Mberi Chimwamurombe legal practice, apologised before the court.
Zimpapers’ reporter, Nyore Madziyanike who covered Mushunje’s entire court case was represented by Oscar Gasva of Chirimuuta and Associates. Madziyanike went through rigorous cross-examination which lasted for nearly three hours before the case was postponed to 7 November for continuation.
Source : New Zimbabwe
In case you missed the original message that went viral ,sent to Sisi Vee by Tafadzwa’s friend
“22/02/2016: Hi Vee I’m a friend to Tafadzwa Mushunje and i would like to expose mabasa akaipa anoitwa nemusikana uyu and kuchenjedza amai vemwana waariku abuser.
Tafadzwa Mushunje is an ex model age 24 and ari kudanana nemurume anonzi Colin Kanonge age 33. Murume uyu separated from his wife asi every weekend he spends it nevana vake asi anotouya nemwana wake mudiki anonzi …………(name withheld by musvozimbabwe)…… Kanonge 2 years old otitora na Tafadzwa for ma drinks asi amai vemwana uyu is not aware kuti tinenge tine mwana wavo.
Tafadzwa Mushunje is HIV positive and she has been planning to inject mwana uyu ne blood rake just because anosvotwa nekababy aka, anorova mwana uyu achiti dzokera kuna mai vako anomunwisa weti yake iye Tafadzwa zvese izvi tinenge tadhakwa hedu. Last weekend boyfriend yake murume uyu Colin Kanonge akauya nekababy akatisiyira mwana uye kuti anotenga chicken inn. Tafadzwa akabaya mwana uyu ne syringe yainge iine blood rake. So i hope the mother reads this story and please endesai mwana kuchipatara. Vee i don’t mind ikaendeswa kupolice i am available as witness nekuti zvakandirwadza.
Tafadzwa Mushunje number dzake idzi 0775349455.Colin Kanonge in the 2nd picture with Tafadzwa Mushunje. Ndini ndaivatora Kababy kakabaiwa naTafadzwa ako 1st picture naColin Kanonge.Amai vekababy please tarisai mwana left inner thigh pane chironda or scratch ndipo paakabaiwa naTafadzwa.
Update after source was asked for Tafadzwa’s address : Please check 18253 Shaftsbury Close ,Cranbone .I’m not sure if I have the right number .I can recheck tomorrow the corresct address but its 18…….At times she goes and stays at her sister’s house anonzi Takudzwa Mushunje in Chadcombe.”