Judegment Day At The High Court London

Judegment Day At The High Court London
Mengi v Hermitage: Libel Claim Successfully Defended

Sunday, 15 November 2009


On 11th April 2007 the Guardian and Nipashe newspapers reported that Mr. Middleton and his wife had been ordered to pay 90m/-for defaming Reginald Mengi's brother Benjamin Mengi based on comments accredited to them in the Daily News on June 2006.

One would think, that being fully apprised of the laws of Libel that IPP Media would know, that in cases of Libel, only the writer, printer and publisher of the material could be sued.  There was no claim for "causing to be published" included in the plaint and as such, the case and the judgment was unlawful.

IPP Media did not print this fact.

Instead of demonstrating a commitment to investigative journalism with a commitment to fighting corruption and good governance, as Reginald Mengi continually states his media does, the above media practice amounts to  a cowardly, deliberate, inaccurate and abusive attack on the British investors, amounting to criiminal Libel and nothing short of journalistic terrorism.

The article is couched in a language of suspicion and unqualified accusations of guilt against Mr. Middleton. No right of reply was ever given. The article was published world wide.

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