Native disc jockey (DJ) Nicodemus Alweendo popularly referred to as DJ Ambizzy is demanding N$300 000 from music promoter and businessman Desmond Shipanga for the discourteous utterances he made towards him on social media.
In a latest social media submit, Shipanga dismissed Alweendo for demanding cost owed to DJ Asserdeep by saying he doesn’t speak to “albinos” and that God made DJ Ambizzy an albino as a result of he’s “irregular”.
In his particulars of declare filed by his lawyer Nambili Mhata, Alweendo states the repeated reference to him as an albino conveyed the specific message that folks dwelling with albinism aren’t worthy of being described as human beings and have sub-human or low intelligence and quantities to advocacy of hatred in direction of such individuals.
“Your mentioned phrases uttered to our shopper subsequently impaired his dignity as they’re hateful, hurtful phrases to him and different human beings dwelling with albinism,” learn the letter of demand.
“You made the above statements wrongfully and unlawfully and meaning to injure our shopper in his fame and dignity, thereby reducing his esteem within the eyes of the right-thinking members of the group in Namibia and overseas, a few of whom embody his followers, who assist him to make a dwelling via music.”
On account of the statements made by Shipanga, the letter states that Alweendo has suffered damages to his dignity and self-worth and Shipanga is liable beneath the motion iniuriarum to the quantity of N$150 000 and he’s additionally anticipated to pay one other quantity of N$150 000 to the Namibia Albino Affiliation.
He additional calls for an unreserved apology, and to the albino affiliation and any individual dwelling with albinism who could have come into contact with the Instagram utterances.
Ought to he fail or refuse to heed the demand by no later than Monday 26 April 2021, Alweendo has threatened to institute authorized motion towards Shipanga within the Excessive Courtroom.
Shipanga refused to touch upon the matter, nonetheless, he referred this reporter to his lawyer, who was unreachable on the time of going to print.
“I do not touch upon authorized points or else it will likely be held towards me, please speak to my lawyer,” mentioned Shipanga.