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CCC Spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere Disowns Twitter Account

CCC Spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere Disowns Twitter Account

Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) spokesperson Advocate Fadzayi Mahere has disowned her verified Twitter account in a bid to escape a defamation lawsuit filed by advocate Tinomudaishe Chinyoka.

Chinyoka, a former chairperson of PetroTrade, is claiming US$100 000 “in damages for defamation and injurious falsehood” after Mahere posted on Twitter on March 10, 2022, alleging Chinyoka had been suspended from the parastatal for corruption.

Mahere said in the tweet which is now the subject of litigation:

Corruption is killing us. They were appointed in June 2021. Before one year is up, they’re facing allegations of corruption. Among the suspended are Tino Chinyoka and Lilian Timveos.

This appears to have been untrue and Chinyoka is fighting to reverse the suspension of the board he chaired. In court papers, Chinyooka argued that Energy minister Soda Zhemu and senior officials in the ministry are pushing the privatisation of Petrotrade “to the exclusion of the board which is unlawful.”

 Chinyoka averred, in papers filed with the High Court in May:

The defendant is Fadzayi Mahere, a private individual and lawyer … (who) has/runs/controls an account on Twitter under the handle @advocatemahere.

In her defendant’s plea submitted on June 6, Mahere denied Chinyoka’s assertion that she “has/runs/controls” the @advocatemahere account. She declared in court papers seen by Kukurigo:

Denied. The Plaintiff is put to the strict proof of his claim…. The defendant denies that she is a mere private individual. The plaintiff is aware that the defendant is the spokesperson and secretary for information of the main opposition in Zimbabwe.

Despite denying that she controls the @advocatemahere handle, she proceeds to defend the tweet in the same plea, saying “the contents of the tweet were true”.

Chinyoka responded to Mahere’s plea in replication papers filed Friday (July 8), describing Mahere as dishonest. He responded:

And, as the Defendant goes on to admit publishing the statements complained about, the denial that the Twitter handle ‘@advocatemahere’ belongs to her and the sanctimonious demand for the Plaintiff to prove the fact is, in these unfortunate circumstances, facetious.

Demonstrating her propensity and propinquity for mendacity and perfidy, the Defendant confuses herself by claiming that a verified (Twitter) account requires further proof that it is hers.

Individuals are required to “provide a photo of a valid official government-issued identification document, such as your Driver’s Licence or Passport”, as per verification requirements listed on the Twitter website.

The account in question also posts CCC internal resolutions, Mahere’s selfie pictures and other personal stuff.

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12 Comments

Harare Courts 1 month ago

Tino will get his USD100 000
However what is of national interest is kuti ndiani ari kunyenzura Adv Mahere these days.


Kunyenzura 1 month ago

Ndiperere Kunyenzura ari kunyenzura nyenzura pana Advocate.

Doug 1 month ago

Is she not suing the owner of the publication that is being said to have seen her court papers for the same amount she is being sued for?


puluzuzu 1 month ago

No. This a different case where Mahere is being sued. She is involved in 3 different lawsuits : the first one is Mahere vs Petinah Gapah. The second is Tinomuda Chinyoka vs Mahere & the third is Mahere vs Edmund Kudzayi.

Maparamuro 1 month ago

Cowards deny their accounts when caught, they can't be trusted to stand by their statements. SSomeone posted he had won the presidential election before zec declared the results then deleted the tweet, people demanded the results prematurely resulting in a demo that led to deaths of innocent people, later he denied having posted the tweet and went on to call the protesters **** people


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

This young lady has now become a humiliation to the party.She must resign from her post before an even bigger scandal happens.


abc 1 month ago

how can she resign from a party with no structure and constitution?????

abc 1 month ago

This proves kuti people should not rush to believe what people tweet because zvaipa mangwana a person will deny their tweet .


Rambo 1 month ago

"Demonstrating her propensity and propinquity for mendacity and perfidy, " the Defendant confuses us with these verbocities. Thats why people in the legal field call theselves learned. Isu zvedu takadzidza kuti "Love thy neighbor"


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dispenser 1 month ago

corruption has become the worst enemy in this country , and if yu don't belong to Zanu someone wld try every possible means to denie fearing persecution. surely that Mother Machere is being considered a threat by many by exposing their shadowy business.


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