The Monitor wins defamation appeal


The publishers of Mmegi and The Monitor weekly newspapers, Dikgang Publishing Company (DPC),  have won an appeal against former deputy school head at Ramokgonami Junior Secondary School, Gakeolebale Mokobi.

She had sued the company for defamation. In 2015 Mokobi successfully sued DPC for articles published by The Monitor newspaper (formerly Mmegi Monitor) of November 17 and 24, 2014 that appeared on the newspaper’s print and online versions. 

The two newspaper articles that Mokobi found offensive were published under headlines ‘DEPUTY SCHOOL HEAD ACCUSED OF SATANISM’ and ‘Alleged Satanism initiate detained’ following a debate on allegations of existence of Satanism at Ramokgonami Junior. Following the case, the Francistown High Court awarded her P300, 000 with interest plus costs as damages.

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