Zambia: Dangote Cement sues labour minister

17 October 2014

A Dangote cement factory

Dangote Cement Zambian subsidiary has taken to court a country’s labour minister for libel and slander on a company’s executive. The minister had said in September that the executive was attempting to bribe him.

According to papers filed in court by Dangote Cement Company, the minister made allegations implicating the company of exploiting Zambian workers and enticing government officials with bribes.

“The plaintiff has been brought into public scandal and its reputation has been injured,” Dangote Cement said in summons dated October 10.

According to the company, these allegations were “malicious misinformation.”

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