By GRACE CHAILE LESOETSA
MINISTRY of Justice Permanent Secretary Andrew Nkunika has sued the Patriotic Front (PF) for describing his Facebook love messages to his wife, Towani, as ridiculous and is demanding K10 million for defamation.
Mr Nkunika and his wife who have cited former PF Secretary-General Davies Mwila as the defendant in the matter are claiming exemplary damages as well as an injunction restraining the party or its agents from making statements about them that are defamatory.
They are also demanding interest at commencial lending rate.
According to documents filed into the Lusaka High Court yesterday, Mr Nkunika and his wife who stood as an independent candidate in Chasefu constituency alleged that on October 21, this year, the party published on its Facebook page a statement which read, “Love or Guilty – Ministry of Justice PS Andrew Nkunika has continued to post ridiculous love posts to his new wife on Facebook….Live or nichani.”
The duo claim that the said words in their natural and ordinary meaning were understood to mean that they were guilty of some wrong doing.
The plaintiffs stated that the word also meant that Mr Nkunika’s thinking or thought process was ridiculous.
The couple claims that their reputation have been injured, ridiculed and brought into public disrepute.