Mengi did not sue Ngasongwa.
No such evidence was produced at this hearing.The magistrate hearing the case was magistrate Mkisi a magistrate that is presiding over many of the other 14 cases that Mengi has brought against the investors.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE JUDGEMENT OF THE CASE.
IT IS WORD FOR WORD ACCURATE VIS-À-VIS THE ORIGINAL COURT DOCUMENT. THE LANGUAGE AND SPELLING HAVE NOT BEEN CHANGED IN ANY WAY. IT IS A DAMNING INDICTMENT ON THE GOVERNMENT OF TANZANIA.
In November 2005, Reginald Mengi gave his promise to the British Government that IPP Media would stop it's defamatory practice against the British investors in the 'Silverdale Case'. Clearly he did not keep his promise.
IPP MEDIA FAILS TO EXPOSE CORRUPTION
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 Meng'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. As such, the case and the judgment was unlawful.
IPP Media did not print this or the fact
Instead of demonstrating a commitment to investigative journalism with a commitment to fighting corruption and good governance, as Reginald Mengi states he 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.