Defamation Pay Day: Swazi politician wins biggest defamation case in kingdom’s history
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Defamation Pay Day: Swazi politician wins biggest defamation case in kingdom’s history

MISA-Swaziland | Media Alert December 8, 2014 Senate President Gelane Simelane-Zwane has won E550,000 ($50,000) in a controversial defamation case against the country’s only privately-owned daily newspaper, reports local media. Simelane-Zwane, who is also acting chief of KoNtshingila, sued the Times of Swaziland over an article it published about Simelane-Zwane’s birth name. The article in … Continue reading

He is (not) a spineless politician who always does what he is told – former Swazi politician sues newspaper
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He is (not) a spineless politician who always does what he is told – former Swazi politician sues newspaper

MISA-Swaziland | Alert March 5 2014 The former deputy prime minister of the Kingdom of Swaziland was yesterday awarded E200,000 ($US20,000) in an out-of-court settlement against the country’s only privately owned daily newspaper. The details of the case appear in today’s Swazi Observer, a daily newspaper effectively owned by the nation’s ruler King Mswati III. … Continue reading

Defamation case against Times of Swaziland postponed, faulty court equipment
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Defamation case against Times of Swaziland postponed, faulty court equipment

MISA-Swaziland Alert 28 May 2013 A defamation case against Swaziland’s only privately owned newspaper was delayed yesterday, Monday 27 May, after it was revealed recording equipment at the High Court wasn’t working, according to local media reports. Gelane Simelane, who is Senate President as well as acting chief of the KoNtshingila area, is suing the … Continue reading