DELICT – DEFAMATION CLAIM ARISING FROM ‘TWEETS’ OR ‘POSTS’ ON SOCIAL MEDIA
The plaintiff instituted action claiming damages in the amount of N$500 000. The defendant defended the action stating that the statements he made on social media are true and published in public interest. The statements made alleged or suggested that the plaintiff:
- is a lair and is a lying practicing attorney,
- has acted unethically, maliciously and as an officer of the court,
- has committed perjury,
- has conducted herself in an unprofessional and untoward manner, and,
- has . . .