Some month’s back I quoted an article which reported that Zambian Minister of Labour had accused a Dangote Cement official of offering him bribe. Well, it appears the Nigerian cement giant didn’t take that accusation likely and have decided to sue the minister. Reuters report, Dangote Cement’s Zambian subsidiary has now sued the country’s labour minister for libel and slander after he accused an executive of the Nigerian company of attempting to bribe him.
Dangote said in papers filed in court that the minister had created an impression that the company was exploiting Zambian workers and enticing government officials with bribes. The company described the allegations as “malicious misinformation” and denied the corruption and bribery claims.