Breaking News

'Kaffir slur' businessman ordered to pay $8 000

by Court Reporter
27 February 2013 | 4388 Views
THE proprietor of Shay's Shop formerly along Leopold Takawira Avenue in Bulawayo has been ordered to pay $8 000 for calling a customer a kaffir.

Bulawayo High Court judge, Justice Maphios Cheda ordered Mr Awais Khalid to pay the amount together with interest at the prescribed rate of five percent per annum from 7 April last year to the date of full payment.

Mr Zazinhle Sibagobe Tshuma last year issued summons through his lawyer, Mr Godfrey Nyoni, of Moyo and Nyoni Legal Practitioners seeking damages from Mr Khalid.

According to Mr Tshuma's founding affidavit, on 9 March last year, he went to Shay's Store and found Mr Khalid's workers testing whether a cellphone charger was working.

They were testing using Mr Tshuma's cellphone and he was just standing by.

Suddenly, electricity went off due to a short circuit and there was a temporary power cut in the shop before one of the workers went to switch it on.

Mr Khalid, who was in the shop, went to Mr Tshuma and grabbed him by the collar of his shirt and attempted to lift him up.

He shoved him and called him a kaffir accusing him of causing the power outage in the shop.

"All this happened when his shop was open and in full view of his workers and customers, who were in the shop. People who were walking past the shop, took an opportunity to watch. I was humiliated and embarrassed by this," wrote Mr Tshuma.

Mr Khalid went on to pay an admission of guilty fine at the police station for assault.

Mr Tshuma was demanding $2 000 for damages and $6 000 in defamation damages.

Mr Tshuma adds: "I was defamed by him in front of his workers and members of the public. I was lowered in the eyes or right thinking and average people, as I stood there being held by the collar of my shirt and being called a kaffir.




"The defendant (Mr Khalid) was very unrepentant. He went on to confiscate my cellphone and only released it after my lawyers had written to him a letter of demand on 20 March."

He explained that the word kaffir is generally known to be an offensive term to a black person and that it is a term of abuse with a racial and ethnic slur.

Kaffir Slur

Source: TC

Are housemaids an evil lot?

Yes
26.09%
No
64.79%
Not sure
9.11%
801

Comments

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

Pre-paid waters debate expose bankruptcy of civil society - Tendai Car...

by Dr Qhubani Moyo | 28 January 2015 | 150 Views

Mugabe meets French investors, clarifies indigenisation - A French bus...

by Staff reporter | 28 January 2015 | 381 Views

Shock as couple finds underwear covered in muti - In a suspected case ...

by Danisa Masuku | 28 January 2015 | 781 Views

3 days of horror for Nust female student - OF all the passion stories ...

by Gibson Mhaka | 28 January 2015 | 1215 Views

Mutasa survives Zanu-PF expulsion - Former Zanu-PF secretary for Admin...

by Staff reporter | 28 January 2015 | 1556 Views

Mugabe leaves for AU summit - President Robert Mugabe has left Harare ...

by Staff reporter | 28 January 2015 | 760 Views

Zanu-PF demise is nigh

by Grace Kwinjeh | 28 January 2015 | 787 Views

My life will never be the same again, says rape victim - inhuman and t...

by Primrose Ndlovu GORY | 28 January 2015 | 1034 Views

'I did not rape, I was pleasuring myself' - A VICTORIA Falls man who i...

by Fairness Moyana | 28 January 2015 | 1704 Views

Soccer Star takes gong to the grave, for ritual purposes

by Fungai Muderere | 28 January 2015 | 1364 Views

Mnangagwa - when stealing votes for the boss gets rewarded - The curio...

by Luke Tamborinyoka | 28 January 2015 | 2450 Views

Seek T.B. Joshua's help over Boko Haram, Botswana advises Nigeria - Me...

by Tebego Motalaote - Gabarone, Botswana | 28 January 2015 | 1792 Views

'66% of teenagers indulge in unprotected sex' - Zimbabwe needs to inte...

by Staff reporter | 28 January 2015 | 1403 Views

MDC-T youth chairperson attacked by soldier - MDC-T Chivi Central dist...

by Staff Reporter | 28 January 2015 | 1398 Views

Delays with SA permits - Zimbabweans sent away from work - Three Zimba...

by Tariro Washinyira | 28 January 2015 | 3849 Views

'I enjoyed being raped,' man says

by Staff reporter | 28 January 2015 | 7679 Views

Cop escapes jail after stealing friend's certificates

by Sibhekisipho Fayayo | 28 January 2015 | 2732 Views

Man rapes teen as friend watches

by Fairness Moyana | 28 January 2015 | 4358 Views

Mysterious snake coils, licks kids to survive - SNAKES are dangerous s...

by Nhlalwenhle Ncube | 28 January 2015 | 5058 Views

Man teams up with son, tie wife to tree

by Danisa Masuku | 28 January 2015 | 2375 Views

Mugabe not welcome in Africa

by Jera | 28 January 2015 | 3624 Views

Mutasa in another scandal

by Hebert Zharare and Paidamoyo Chipunza | 28 January 2015 | 3754 Views

'We are sick of Zanu-PF wars' - Zimbabweans say they are sick and tir...

by Staff reporter | 28 January 2015 | 2169 Views

Seremwe denies Mujuru links

by Farirai Machivenyika | 28 January 2015 | 1931 Views

Mt Darwin says no to Mugabe - Analysts say the surprising outcome of ...

by Staff reporter | 28 January 2015 | 4469 Views

Mutasa takes Zanu-PF to court - Former Zanu-PF secretary for administr...

by Staff reporter | 28 January 2015 | 2895 Views

Job Sikhala's parents engaged witchdoctors to avenge his arrest - FIRE...

by Staff reporter | 28 January 2015 | 2751 Views

Namibia in bid to legalise wife swapping - Wife swapping among Namibia...

by Staff Reporter | 28 January 2015 | 4121 Views

Entertainment

Mugabe, Mujuru at Harare Gallery

by A.A.V. Amasi | 28 January 2015 | 3241 Views

Prof Jonathan Moyo says 'Zimbabwe to meet digitisation deadline in Jun...

by Farirai Machivenyika | 27 January 2015 | 1527 Views

DJ stabbed by lover - A MATSHOBANE suburb disk jockey (29) got more t...

by Staff reporter | 27 January 2015 | 3391 Views

Bulawayo movie Qiniso out in February - THE much anticipated movie, Qi...

by Showbiz Reporter | 26 January 2015 | 1726 Views

Where is omasiganda music now?

by Fred Zindi | 26 January 2015 | 1794 Views

Ringo billed for pre-Valentines Bash in Bulawayo

by Bongani Ndlovu | 26 January 2015 | 2742 Views

The return of Alick Macheso

by Entertainment Correspondent | 24 January 2015 | 3822 Views

Chigubhu vows to continue cracking people's ribs

by Staff Reporter | 23 January 2015 | 2526 Views
iBlog

Rules Or Relationship

The dog does not need a lead to go for a walk. its owner can just speak a word and the dog responds. now, we are not comparing ourselves to dogs, we are comparing performance-based christian living to relationship-based christian living. big, big ... Read More
LindaDiokpa 30 December 2014 ago

Time To Kiss Zimbabwe Goodbye Forever.

By israel dubethings fall apart at zanupf. brother turns against brother, sister betrays sister. the center cannot hold anymore. as the walls of oppression and discrimination collapse, matebeles must make sure that they do not find themselves lost i... Read More
myAfroTube 03 November 2014 ago