When Alpheous Nxumalo,the former Swazi Observer Managing Director now Government Spokesperson sued the newspaper for defamation, captured and bias Judge Mummcy Dlamini dismissed the case.
But after the Supreme Court overturned her judgement subsequent to an appeal and concluded that the applicant was defamed, the Judge granted Alpheous Nxumalo only two thousand Rands(R2,000.00) as compensation.
This was after the Supreme Court referred the matter back to the presiding Judge so that she can decide the damages.
Nxumalo was defamed by the Swazi Observer, the newspaper falsely labelled him as HIV positive and the public interest in disclosing this,was not clearly justified.
Clearly, Judge Mummcy became angry upon learning that the Supreme Court had overturned her judgement, she vetted the anger by mocking Nxumalo with a mere two thousand Rands(R2000) compensation.
I may not agree with Nxumalo on certain political issues but in this case, Judge Mummcy used emotions instead of being objective, she is among the Judges who must be fired in the new democratic dispensation.
The Supreme Court was established to correct mistakes of the lower court to ensure that justice prevail.
When government declared me and this Swaziland News terrorists, an international human rights organization offered to fund legal fees so that we can challenge the decision in court.
But despite the offer, I opted not to because clearly, some of these Judges are a huge embarrassment.
Imagine spending money on lawyers only to appear before Judge Mummcy Dlamini a female version of Judge Mpendulo Simelane as he then was.
When the Judge imposed a guilty verdict on incarcerated pro-democracy MPs Bacede Mabuza and Mthandeni Dube, perhaps, she was not aware that she was actually convicting her integrity, no one will ever take Mummcy seriously.
Judge Mummcy Dlamini.