MUTINTA MULAYE writes
THE Boma Local Court in Lusaka has ordered a businessman of Kamwala to compensate his biological sister with K1, 000 for calling her a dog.
This was a case in which Julia Mulenga, 53 sued her brother Aaron Mulenga for defamation of character.
Julia told Senior Local Court Magistrate Mpundu Fwambo that her brother defamed her character by calling her a dog amid other insults.
She told the court that she kept Mulenga from about five years in one of the rooms in her house.
“I was administrator before mum changed the ownership of the house into me. One day my brother bought me summons because he wanted me to be revoked as administrator. I accepted to be revoked. I started hearing that my brother insults me in my absence,
“He also insulted me and called me a dog. He called me a confused person and said I’m a dog which hurts me because he insulted me over my own house,” she said.
In defence Mulenga denied calling his sister a dog. He however said he only told her she was acting like a dog.
He said his sister took him to court over a house and the court ruled that it was a family house but Julia took it as her own where she stayed for many years.
“She even included her two children’s names in the papers when it’s supposed to be for us as siblings. We are always fighting about that house that’s why I said she’s behaving like a dog.,
Magistrate: Why don’t you respect your sister?
Mulenga: I respect her.
Magistrate: You respect her yet you accuse her of acting like a dog?
Mulenga: I only disrespect her when she provokes me.
Mulenga was found wanting and was ordered to compensate his sister with K1, 000 for defamation.