By Court Reporter| The court has ordered Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa daughter to the Health minister David Parirenyatwa to publicly apologize to Harare businessman Tafadzwa Musarara for lying that she did not invite him to a ZiFM Stereo programme.
Ruvheneko in May 2016 when she was still employed by Supa Mandiwanzira’s ZiFM Stereo invited Musarara to partake in a political debate with #Thisflag pastor Evan Mawarire.
After the radio show which was discussing the Zanu PF’s 2013 job creation promise Ruvheneko said Musarara had bulldozed into the studio without being invited.
Soon after Ruvheneko had disowned Musarara, the radio station’s chief executive officer, Susan Makore, wrote to the media saying that Parirenyatwa had invited Musarara to the radio programme and added that her denials were out of keeping with the station’s ideals.
This resulted in Musarara demanding Ruvheneko for $200 000 for defaming him.
The matter was settled last month before it went to trial after Ruvheneko offered to retract her statements using social media.
According to a deed of settlement seen by The Standard Style, Ruvheneko’s apology read as follows:
Musarara in his court application said he was humiliated by Ruvheneko after she accused him of gate-crashing her programme.
“Upon arrival at the defendant [Ruvheneko’s] work place, defendant briefed the plaintiff [Musarara] on the subject of the programme and advised that it was a debate with one Evan Mawarire of #ThisFlag movement….,” Musarara said in his declaration under case number HC9910/16.
“…As expected, listeners expressed various opinions through Facebook, Twitter and call in on the content of the programme.
“Of interest, some listeners wanted to know who had invited the plaintiff to the programme.
To the utmost surprise and dismay of [the]plaintiff, [the]defendant published a statement on her twitter account dubbed @RuvhenekoP, “Hello @jjwhitlaw please be very clear that I did not invite Tafadzwa Musarara. He was present, but not at my invitation.”