DELICT – UNDEFENDED DEFAMATION CLAIM – PLAINTIFF STILL BEARS ONUS TO PROVE DEFAMATION; DAMAGES – AMOUNT CLAIMED MUST BE JUSTIFIED IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES
The Plaintiff is the owner of a school in the north where the defendant was employed. The plaintiff sued the defendant payment in the amount of N$150 000.00, for alleged defamatory statements made by the defendant that she was a thief, fraudster and or a criminal. The defendant did not defend the matter and the plaintiff applied for default judgment.
MUNSU AJ considered the evidence and the law and held that:
- The plaintiff must . . .