Of Makandiwa Suing Daily News For $2 Million
So UNITED Family International Church founder and leader Emmanuel Makandiwa is taking the Daily News to court and wats $2 million in damages over an article they wrote.
In the article, Makandiwa says they implied that he was connected to the Anglican church saga, especially after they put up a banner on their site with the label Anglican saga sucks in Makandiwa even though the story has no mention of Makandiwa at all.
They then retracted it later but Makandiwa feels that the apology was not sufficient. In essence they didn’t grovel enough. OK maybe not grovel but you get our point. Makandiwa says that the use of his name was meant to bait people into buying that issue of the publication.
Well, look, if someone says something that is untrue about you, then you have to take them to task over it. Maybe a conversation with them, perhaps even have a cup of tea – we love tea in Zimbabwe.
If that conversation does not end well then you ask the courts to sort it out. But to ask for $2 million is a bit excessive don’t you think? Maybe the good ‘prophet’ thinks that this will be a nice sum to add to his wallet – bursting at its seams by the way – change because of the bucket-loads he has but in this economy that is an incredible amount of money to ask for.
But with the gospel of prosperity being the in-thing maybe we just see the world differently.
Maybe we will get sued to for implying that the good prophet is in it for the money. Who knows?
So much suing these days.