Patrice Motsepe has announced that he has instructed his lawyers to file a interdict against both Andile Mngxitama and the Black First Land First party. The philanthropist revealed that he had been 'deeply hurt' by the allegations hurled at him by the party last week.
South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe has instructed his legal team to take action after being accused of being involved in a supposed plot to meddle in Botswana's politics.
According to The Citizen, Motsepe denies the allegations levied against him by both the BLF party and their leader.
Motsepe claims that the statements levied against him by the party had been politically-motivated and defamatory.
He pointed out that the party had allegedly relied on a discredited report for information, the report has since been withdrawn by the Botswana newspaper that published it.
Further to this, the businessman says the allegations have hindered him while he had been abroad attempting to generate much needed investment in South Africa.
Nevertheless, the party is adamant that there will be no apology despite demands for a written statement promising to refrain from making further 'defamatory' comments about both Motsepe and his family.
In fact, the party made further accusations against the businessman, resulting in Motsepe's legal team asking the court to grant an order against BLF, who they expect to fork over the costs of the case.
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