Mujoro to sue Justus Veii for defamation of character

Mujoro to sue Justus Veii for defamation of character

Electoral Commission of Namibia's (ECN) Chief Electoral Officer, Theo Mujoro is undertaking to sue Justus Veii for defamation of character.
Mujoro told NBC News that his life became a nightmare before and after the elections, with people attacking his persona through calls and on social media, accusing him of rigging the elections.
He says he has received numerous threats of harm from known and unknown persons.
His launch of a police case against Veii comes after an audio clip circulated on social media, where a person alleged to be Veii, is heard saying Mujoro rigged the election and needs to be imprisoned for at least 10 years.
In his defence, Justus Veii told NBC News that the comments on the audio clip were his opinions expressed in a private telephonic conversation, with a friend who asked for his opinion on the allegations by the Landless People's Movement (LPM) about the uncovering of election rigging.
Veii further argues that allegations of rigged elections are everywhere in the public domain, including social media, while there is also a pending case, disputing the election results.
He says he is puzzled as to why he is being singled out.
Mujoro, however, contests that the defamatory statements have affected his professional and personal life.
Police Chief Inspector, Kauna Shikwambi confirmed that the case was opened three weeks ago.