Latwell Nyangu,H-Metro Reporter
THE cyber-bullying case pitting socialites, Felistas Chido “Mai TT” Murata and Olinda Chapel-Nkomo, has been removed from the court’s roll.
Olinda dragged Mai TT to the Harare Civil Court seeking a peace order against the comedienne over insults.
It was alleged Mai TT sent messages, pregnant with abusive messages, to Olinda Chapel’s mobile phone.
Mai TT was represented by Arthur Marara while Olinda was represented by Ngonidzashe Musviba of Mavhiringidze and Mashanyare Law Chambers.
The matter was heard before magistrate, Sharon Mashavire, who struck it off the court’s roll, after hearing arguments from both parties.
In her ruling, Mashavire, cited some preliminary points from the respondent’s defense counsel, while noting some loopholes, in the applicant’s arguments.
“The matter came on an urgent basis and the respondent’s counsel raised two preliminary points, which include authentication of the affidavits.
“The respondent said the documents should have been translated into English and the annexures were in Shona and were, therefore, inadmissible.
“He mentioned the copies being scanned and not the original documents and he also raised the issues of language used being inadmissible since they are in vernacular language.
“While the applicant said all arguments from the respondent could not stop the matter from being heard before the court, the court is guided by the law and in this case, we are dealing with a document prepared in the UK.”
Added magistrate Mashavire:
“The document before the court is not original as well, the document is not admissible as well as the particulars of the notary.
“There is also an alteration where the Commissioner was supposed to append the signature. Clearly for that reason, the matter is removed from the court roll.”
Allegations were that between February 16 and 22, Mai TT bombarded Olinda with numerous text messages, on her phone number, insulting her.
She claimed Olinda was classless and a fake celebrity.