Dangote drags Zambian minister to court over bribe claim

Dangote Industries Zambia is dragging the country’s labour minister, Fackson Shamenda, for defamation after he claimed that a senior company official tried to bribe him.
The company is claiming unspecified damages for slander and libel as well as special damages in the sum of 112,042.84 kwacha ($17,728), according to documents filed in the High Court today (Monday, October 13, 2014).
On September 15, the Post Newspaper wrote a story with the headline, “Dangote offers Shamenda a bribe” with Shamenda quoted as saying “May I take this opportunity to warn Dangote and all other investors in the country to avoid enticing government officials with bribes — it hinders progress.”

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