THAMI NDLALA, hubby of media personality and entrepreneur Lerato Kganyago, took legal action against Sunday Sun this month when he launched an urgent application regarding three articles we published about him.
In his application, Thami sought an order that the respondents be interdicted from publishing in Sunday Sun or any related electronic media any articles that contains negative, untrue or defamatory content regarding him.
He also sought an order that an apology and correction be published in today’s Sunday Sun.
But instead of obtaining the urgent relief he was looking for, the businessman did not get out of the starting blocks when, on Wednesday, Judge Mdalana-Mayisela struck Thami’s urgent application from the roll due to a lack of urgency, this after Sunday Sun’s advocate, Brook Stevens argued that no case for urgency had been set out and there was a dispute of fact. The urgent application was held over Zoom before the Joburg High Court.
Sunday Sun’s lawyer Andrew Boerner from Jurgens Bekker Attorneys said: “Our clients are satisfied with the victory.
“Mr Ndlala was also ordered to pay their costs, including the costs of counsel. We will now proceed to tax Sunday Sun’s bill of costs in order to recover the legal costs from Mr Ndlala.”
Thami was not available for comment. He also failed to respond to our SMSses and WhatsApp messages.