Gumede to serve summons on newspaper

2014-03-22 17:01

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Johannesburg - Businessman Robert Gumede's legal team plans to serve a summons on the Sunday Independent soon, his lawyers said on his behalf on Saturday.

"[The legal team] are quantifying the damage to his reputation and the irreparable losses suffered by his companies which operate globally as a result of the defamatory article, which damages will exceed R1bn," Brian Kahn Incorporated said in a statement.

Earlier this month, Gumede threatened to sue the newspaper, deputy editor Japhet Ncube, and reporter Mogomotsi Magome over an article published on 2 March headlined "ANC funder probed".

The report claimed that Gumede's JSE-listed IT firm Gijima was the subject of an investigation authorised by President Jacob Zuma.

The report alleged that Zuma signed a proclamation for the SIU to probe the R360m tender awarded by the rural development department to Gumede's company.

Read more on:    sunday independent  |  anc  |  jacob zuma  |  robert gumede  |  johanneburg  |  politics  |  media

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