Shamenda was given time to withdraw his statement and apologise to Dangote but because he thinks he is too important and above the law, he derided Dangote by saying he is happy to be sued.
Now Dangote is demanding general damages (money) for slander (spoken defamation) and libel (recorded defamation).
According to documents extracted by the Zambian Watchdog from the High Court registry, Dangote wants an additional K112 000 as special damages or monetary compensation from the loss they have suffered due to Shamenda’s defamation.
Dangote is also demanding aggravated damages to be determined by the court. This is the money Shamenda will pay if he is found liable to reflect the exceptional harm he has done to Dangote.
Dangote is further demanding interest over the monies outlined above at the current bank rates.