This was an action for defamation where the plaintiff, a magistrate sued the defendant, an accused person in a criminal matter, for a defamatory statement presented during the defendant’s court appearance before the plaintiff. According to the plaintiff, the statement was handwritten, wherein the defendant made allegations that he did not want the plaintiff to hear her case because she is dishonest and full of corruption; that she is a friend to the complainant and that she had been paid by the complainant’s family.
The plaintiff claimed payment in the sum of N$ 70 000 for damages she . . .