Mhlanga vs Mhlanga (1174/2016) [2024] SZHC 18 (13 March 2024)

Case summary

Civil Law - Law of delict - Claim for damages arising out of an assault on the Plaintiff's right eye
-    medical expenses - Action injuriarum - Ona preponderance  of  probabilities,  the  conspectus of
the evidence before court pinpoints to the direction that the Defendant did assault the Plaintiff on the day in question - With regard to the second aspect of the Plaintiff's claim, in as much as there is sufficient evidence that has been adduced to meet the requirements of a claim in respect of defamation of character, but meaningful entitlement  to damages is not justified in light of the limited publication of the offensive statement - Quantum of damages considered.

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