Lameck sued for $50 000


By Tarisai Machakaire

A United Kingdom (UK)-based couple has slapped social media sensation Lameck Chimoka with a $50 000 lawsuit for emotional abuse.

Lameck Makwiramiti Chimoka
Lameck Makwiramiti Chimoka

This emerged in court after Patricia Chakanyuka Zenda and her husband, David, were granted a peace order against Chimoka who gained popularity after speaking ill of his in-laws at a funeral.

Chimoka, who is now known as Lameck among social media users, shot to fame overnight when his video went viral.

In its suit, the UK-based couple claim Lameck recorded an audio castigating them for allegedly neglecting their family back home.

Lameck is said to have made the offensive remarks while donating groceries to the couple’s relatives in Mabvuku in Harare.

In the peace order issued on August 2 at the Harare Civil Court, Lameck was ordered to maintain peace with Patricia and David by desisting from assaulting them verbally and physically.

Lameck was also prohibited from visiting the Zenda parents’ house in Mabvuku in Harare.

He was also warned that breaching the order would make him liable of contempt of court charges.

“I want to say one thing to the Zenda family; Aaron, David, Patricia and Tsitsi who live in the UK but cannot take care of their brother’s son; it is disheartening that as neighbours we are seen taking over the welfare of your relatives yet you live in expensive houses in London.

“You do not want to take care of your brother’s child just because he is disabled, which is not good . . . I am giving you 48 hours or else . . .

“Can you imagine that at the age of 16, this child has been doing ‘piece jobs’ to cater for his mother and siblings . . . I am giving you 48 hours or else I will hit you with a catapult,” Lameck is accused of saying in the audio.

Patricia and David expressed displeasure at his utterances saying they had been defamed.

“It is undeniable from the above that you have uttered, recorded and further published defamatory statements to third parties which will make people think ill of our clients.

“You made allegations portraying our clients as lacking of integrity and personal morality.

“You have chosen to defame our clients and further threatened to assault them without first gathering facts.

“Our clients have done a lot for the family in question.

“Nonetheless, we wish to stress that they do not have legal obligation to help or maintain the family and it is sad that you have assumed that our clients do not have financial problems of their own.

“Our clients are not sure why you have chosen to make your utterances without verifying some factual information and further why, you threatened to assault them,” the couple’s lawyers, Mauye Zvarevashe Legal Practitioners said. Daily News

  • Vanhu havadi kuudzwa chokwadi chete

    • haiwawo

      Zvekwani. It is a mad man who wants publicity.

      Waita twake ndihombaruume,. No one is obliged to look after another person’s child. Kana wazvara mwana wotokwinya kuti uvachengete. Baba vake namai vake varipi? Ko, vamwe vemhuri varipi? Nanga nanga nemhuri imwe, ari kudini kutaura pamusana pevamwe veextended family yese kana iriyo hondo yaaari kurwa? MaZimbo vave kujaira zvenhando and have an overblown sense of entitlement. These people don’t owe anyone anything except their own children or maybe their parents should they be there. Kana vaita, mwoyo wavo kwete kuti vanotofanirwa kuzviita. Kusvika pa16 mwana iyeye aimbopona sei?

      Zvinonzi mukasekerera benzi rinoguma romutsikira sadza. Munongodyira kunge hove zvabva mukanwa mebenzi risna mugano. Ari kudini kupopotera government whose Social services department has not stepped in if the child’s situation is so dire? isn’t it the one which is mandated by law to make sure the child has all the necessities? Ari kutsvaga kwakarerekera bote. He must mind his own business asiye vane mhuri dzavo vakazvigarira. They might know fully well that he does not have the money but he has to learn a lesson that pamuromo panobaisa. Next time ngaafunge asati arotomoka.

      • Mutsawashe

        Your name says it all.what happened to “ubuntu” musakurudzire nhema imi vanhu imi.ldai hama dzenyu musati mada vanhu vemunyika.

  • kana makatarisa munhu akaota salameck us50k anoitora kupi vamwe vanhu soo

    • Hameno lawyer ravafurira. Vachatodyirwa mari kuma Legal fees 🙌🏾

    • Zvimwe zvinhu so kutambisa nguva nemari

    • Mukanya

      Akaota zvake asi chokwadi akachitaura!!

    • Mutsawashe

      Gweta riri pabasa.zvakafanana nadoctor anobhadharisa consultation fee pamunhu arikutandadza.
      It only shows kusakwana kwevanhu vacho.regai vadyiwe.

  • Chimuregererai haazvipamhi .

  • Aaah inobhadharwa nani kana makazvitarisa

  • Kuno kuZim hamulume chinhu makaudzwa chokwadi marwadziwa

  • Hahahahahahah hazvishandi muZIMBABWE izvi ZVACHOSEEEEE kunyaradzana kwavakaita chete

  • Lawyer ndiye anowinner apa,dai mari yavarikupa lawyer wadya zvavo coz wachazochema mangwana kkkkk

  • Varwadziwa ne chokwadi

  • ndezvavo ikoko izvo

  • Chengetai hama yenyu kwete kutambisa mari muchipa lawyer! Being in UK doesnt change yu muri mapenzi avanhu chengetai hama yenyu apa ! Nxaa stupid couple!

  • Anogona kusungwa feya

    • Anosungwa aka breacher peace order,not nekuti akati vanhu chengetai mhuri yenyu. Mari yavari ku bhadhara lawyer dai vakato tumira mhuri kumabvuku ini response to Lameck sentiments kwete kubhadhara lawyer nxa

      • ndoro

        Taura hako Gutu hapana nyaya apa. Kana kutaura chokwadi yave mhosva maybe. Ndodaira kuti maybe KuUK kwavo ikoko imhosva but they need to know kuti Lameck wedu kujeri haaende kusvika madhongi amere yoninini. Ngavatibvirepo murume nemukadzi kutoita kadare kekurongera Lameck zvino. Very soon we will want you to testify in court personally toona kuti munouya here.

  • they are right haungapindire mudzimba dzevanhu uchitaura zvaunoda ndeipi family isina vanhu vanotambira chero others vane mari. kusanganisira naye kumhuri kwako kune vanhu vanotambura vakatoshamisika uchibatsira mwana iyeye.

  • Achinyanya

  • Mari yavarikubhadhara lawyer iyoyo dai vatotanga kuchengeta mwana uyo, instead vakutoda kupihwa imwe $50,000 pamsoro ah!

    • Thats exactly the type of thinking that got Lameck in trouble. If you can not help someone why do you expect someone else to help that person. And on the issue of paying the lawyer how do you know if they paid the lawyer? What if it is the lawyer who told the couple to sue Lameck? In that case the lawyer will only ask to be paid if he successfully sues Lameck…

      • ndoro

        I think this lawyer is a student on attachment

  • hongu lameck akatadza bt mwana ngachengetwe

  • Lameck kana yaane maLawsuits waita mutete unorohwa kese kamari kaunako

  • Anedzungu Lameck

  • Ndakakuudzai kuti ane dzungu mudhara uyu.Zvaiwana ngwarati.From attacking dead people to getting involved munyaya dzisiri dzaambuya vake

  • Faq u man I wonder how u find this newsworthy

  • When he spoke up indaba yomntanakhe that was ok as she was his daughter. When he them wanted to be having his 2 cents in other people’s family matters he overstepped. especially to go all public and want to shame them and give deadlines using thinly veiled threats. no. just no. his five minutes of fame expired when he cussed out the deceased gogo to his tan boot mzukulu. he should have taken his bow and returned to his normal life thereafter.

  • Imboko

  • Ngavachengete mwana zvimwe izvo kutamba nenguva nemari

  • He is wrong, why are some people fond of defaming others? Defamation is a criminal offence like rape.

    • gegege defamation is no longer an offence hezvo daily vanhu vari kungotukwa !

    • ko dai ari mwana wako akadirwa weti wainzwa sei?

    • Iii pakaoma umwe wangu

    • Zimbabweans are ignorant. All they do is judge others and be the executioners as well and they don’t know if what they are doing is against the law or not. Talking about the law, they don’t even know what law is available for them. Kwakuzoti this.

  • Nyaya yako yeku zviedza Gamba

  • Kutaura vachinyanya mukoma Lameck venyu ava. His only option is to file for bankruptcy. I dont think he even has $500 in the account

  • Leave Lameck alone

  • Kkkkkkkkkkkk tsvatuwaro

  • Lameck haana mhosva

  • Zvekupenga izvo ndichavarova nerekeni ndiri ini manje ngavachengete mwana uko vakanyarara….

  • Ende Kenney mboko haudzide

  • Chengetai mhuri dzenyu… ko emotional abuse yamuri kupa mhuri dzenyu ku Zimbabwe, who is gona sue you…. nonsense…. take care of your own kwete kuzoudzwa nevanhu vepa next door kuti hama dzenyu dzatambura…
    Pamberi na Tan boot Lamek

    • The law is stubborn

    • Was it their own child or a distance relative. You want them to make their own children go to bed empty stomach just because they need to give it to someone else child? Their children is their priorities not relatives child. Ko iko kujaira kupiwa muchachinja rini. If these people were not in the UK what were they going to do. Do they even know how those in UK live. Do they have papers that allows them to work. Do they even have jobs or not. Don’t just make assumptions because they are in UK so they have a bag full of money. Some people are going to bed after eating beans and toast because they don’t have money to buy proper food

    • Shamiso Gunda… The word Giving was written so many times in the bible for a reason.
      I have just learned by reading your first stanza, its so sad that people like you still exist in this universe…it’s unfortunate that you choose to see life in that way, sadly you have guts to write such.. the moment you start to group relatives in that mannerism, to me it shows your evilness… those orphans or unprivileged kids from extended families make them your priority… Mwari havasi benzi vakaita kuti iwewe uve part of those poor and unprivileged beings
      ,iwe food is not that expensive mhani , idzo hembe dzotengwa everyday here… imbomira ku justify kuti heee ku UK kwacho as if we do not knw… we will tell you of the struggle iri pa joza apa yet vanobatanidza tuma rands tuchitumirwa kumusha .. ko kana zvaramba kumhiri kwacho ngavakwire ndege vadzoke ka vabatirane nevamwe vari pa zim pacho.. last but not least as long as you hide your God given hand and select as to who will get your pathetic resources, unofa uchitambura, you will not rise coz unotadza kupa zvishoma zvauinazvo… God will not trust you nezvakawanda.. Therefore whatever you plan in your life will never materialize until you learn to share zvawuinazvo.. your words shows how selective and hardened heart you are..do not represent vanhu vasingade kutambanudza ruoko rwavo kunevanoshaya unless you are one of them, of course you are one of them if not the real culprit…

  • Mukawana nguva mukwane, anoiwana kupi 50k, mari yamurikuendesa kwaLawyer better muchengete mwana wehama yenyu. 😉😉😉😉😉😈😈

  • LONG, OVERDUE, ME I WOULD OF USED, MY FISTS

    • Long overdue?As in he should have already been sued for telling them to take care of their family?!

  • Anoiwanepi mari iyo pamwe haana kana yekombi yekuenda kubasa tmrw

  • mt darwin

    Zvazvekuda kushamisira zvekutsvaga lawyer nenyaya yakadhakwa apa munogara muimba ye council. Siganai nemunhu ariutaura chokwadi. Manje mucharohwa mari yese ne lawyer reku zim ikapera yese mari yema benefits

  • Don’t be too forward in people’s families Mr Lameck and you guys where do you think Lameck would get that 50K ?

  • Ivo vachitambira 1500pounds afta vageza machembere echirungu Rameki anoiwanepi .ngavatibvirepo

  • Lil

    Had gone too forward and afoot.

  • Lol! What a couple! Really where do they think the dude will get that amount? Liwarvet yini uLameck? Please just asking…..dont sue me!

    • Its not about money but just to teach him to stop meddling in other people’s business.He overstepped!

      • Muchati Bhuu

        If you do not have a charitable heart to help your brother’s 16 year old son…I will personally tell it to your face without flinching….every society has very minimal expections members have to meet…that is why they are embarrassed and trying to shut Lameck up…no overstepping here…ko mwana haasi kutambura zvino zivikanwa ne raini rese here?

    • If that’s the case, why bengamhlalisi phansi bamkhuze kuphela!

    • Vusumuzi Masuku ur very mature sir hats off to u

    • He doesn’t have the money but he needs to learn the law. Because he got away with it at his in- laws that doesn’t mean he has to do to everyone or he has the right to.

  • Haiwawo! Sue what? Ngavachengete hama dzavo!

    • Is it their responsibility to look after them or it’s a choice to do so. There’s no law that will bind them to make hama their responsibility. You lay down with a woman,you make a child so look after that child. Ini habdingaradziki vangu mwana nenzara kuti vebrother adye. My children comes first then extended family

    • While i agree with you, but as Africans we live in an extended family system and we don’t throw away those values into the ocean when we go overseas. Children of my brothers are as good as mine. Instead of suing people, why are they not using the funds to look after the said child? Chirungu chekubatira ku Randani

  • Ngavachengete hama vakanyarara mhani. Iko kuzoti they do not have ‘a legal responsibility?’ Mwana wa boet wako here? Kwanai mhani

  • Lameck munhu anototamburawo and you want him to compensate you $50k. Havasvodi here? Havavoni kuti everyone is a victim here?
    Lameck kutaurisa kutaurisa …havavoni mental health here kuti ndinomhanya.
    Munhu ane rudo chete. Big him up.

  • Anoiwanep lameck…iye asina kana cash

  • Kkkkk zvinosvodesa

  • My thoughts exactly Wellington

  • Ndikunoona zvangu ma comments ndingazo sue futi kkkkkk

  • Kusvoda ukooo

  • Kkkkkkkkkkkk hanzi l give u 48 hrs or else ndokurovai nerhekeni kkkkkkkk

  • Foolish people. They think kuti kana vachigara kuUK havaudzwe chokwadi?!Manje chokwadi vakatochinzwa ipo paye!Peace order haishamisire iyo!Mungati we were emotionally abused pakuudzwa kunzi chengetai mhuri yenyu?!Fakoff!

    • Mutemo uri mayaz manje

    • Ngavauye nawo ka tione vachiwana 50 mari yavo iyoyi. Vari kuto tsvagawo publicity avo

    • Lameck overstepped haisi emmidiate family ye UK couple uye hazvireve kuinda UK wakuchengeta all extended family members Lameck ngatsvage publicity nezvimwe kwete zvemudzimba dzevamwe manje mutemo unomusungisa

    • Wetha they were defamed or not ngavachengete hama dzavo full stop

    • That’s how the law do yo stupid azz if u thnk u can b a savage all th time

    • Vakatoda kuonererwa tovadira weti

    • They are not foolish. Those who are foolish are those who try to come in other people families and cause some problems amongst them. Who’s been looking after that child all this time? Was it Lamech? He doesn’t know their circumstances in UK. Whether they have the right to work or they even manage to feed their own children. He didn’t care about that but make assumptions that they’re in diaspora so they have money. And what happened to that child parents. Why can’t they look after their own child. Mazimba makajaira kunzwirwa tsitsi stereki. Because your child is disabled does not make it a ticket for you to just expect others to give you money. Look after your own children. If you can’t do it, wear a condom. You can’t bring children in the world and expect someone else to look after them. Those people have their own children and own problems.

  • Lameck”s core house is not worth even $30k talk of $50k hahaha seka hako mwana waHenure

  • Muchati Bhuu

    These idiots have time and money to hire lawyers inorder to harrass a penniless Lameck. Why not help the child, who at 16 has been seen by the neighbors working his ass off to take care of the family instead of studying. Then the audacity of claiming that “we do not have a legal obligation ..blah…blah …blah”….kusafunga kwacho….Lameck mupurisa here…this is more of a moral case ,of which these people lack morals.

  • Akambovaita sei inyaya yeyi nhai vanhu we

  • Atleast sue him for 20$..were on earth do you thnk this guy would get 50k frm…stop dreaming

    • If he knew he couldn’t get it then he should have selected his words. Not going accusing people after all he doesn’t know their circumstances in UK. Being in UK doesn’t mean automatically you have money. What about their own children, who’s looking after them. Who’s paying for their rent. They are not living in trees. Does he know if they have jobs. You people are so narrow. You don’t think outside the box. Once given a scenario, you don’t ask what if,why, when who. You just take a story as it is. The child is not theirs. What could have done was asking if they could help in whatever way they could. Not accusing them as if it was their responsibility.

  • Mese murikutuka the couple murikutovaita emotional stress saka motogadziriravo ma$50k enyu

  • Lameck must mind his own business. Anga anzwa here the reason why …..

  • yes he should mind his own business but this couple should grow a pair mhani emotional abuse kuita sei kwacho so the 50k is going to do what then make the emotions disappear

    • If pipo like Lameck do not stand up for the vulnerable. Children starve to death. They should be thanking him for reminding them of their responsibility.

    • Tinashe Mushayavanhu there’s a right way to do it. Instead of going on social media to blast them, did he try to get in touch with anyone to find out what was going on. The child is not even theirs. The child has his own parents and these people have their own children. Would you make your children go to bed hungry because you want to feed your brothers children. If your brother had nothing why did he had children. Having children it’s not a need it’s a choice. Because you can chose to wait until the right time. If you do don’t expect someone to help you raising them.

    • I hear you sisi Shamiso Gunda…that is another way to look at it. But for me, whats fundamental is to assist the need especially if they are related to you by blood… not that l am an expert at it.
      Zvekunyadziswa pa vanhu hazvina basa rose izvo. I personally can not see how someone and in this case Lameck’s personal opinion can cause me ’emotional abuse’, which is being claimed by this pair. Maybe its lack of experience and maybe they have lived a cocooned life. Maybe ii is my Mental Health training which has taught me that people express themselves in different ways and some are not even good at expressing themselves. And some can be quite disinhibited like Lameck but in Zim where can he get counselling? Looks like he has issues of his own, but we can not take away the fact that he is caring and ane rudo nevamwe.
      We are talking of children in need here and zve emotional distress its quite secondary. They may not have a legal duty but they have a moral and customary responsibility to look after their nephews and nieces. Ndo huBaba zvacho nehuMhamha ka.

      Why sue munhu anoswera achikanya zvidhina, anozvitamburira? Use the lawyer fees to get your house in order.

  • Yoooh

  • But i dnt think kuty ainyepa dai vaichengeta haaimbotaura zvakadaro.instead of taking care of family members as said by Mr lameck they decide to engage the lawyer .

  • And when you win your lawsuit against Lameck, and he “gives” you the money, use the $50k to look after your family members.

  • Dirty linen yese panze bvuu!

  • Whoever sued him is very dull. Vamwe vanhu vanogara kudiaspora vanepfungwa dzakakanganiswa nekugeza tuchembere

  • Vari wrong vose naLameck wacho, fight yemboko.

  • No judge in his right mind will entertain this stupid lawsuit.

    • Deformation of character is a crime and the embarrassment, emotional impact, stress all that he did caused. Yes the judge will entertain it

    • Nope, the so called defendent has no prospects of paying such an obcene amount. Not even a fraction of it. So no judge will waste time on a matter that will be non conclusive. Unless the litigant can prove the defendant is capable of paying, they will not be able to do that. Period.

  • Hahahah bro Zenzo Ncube waze wangibulala

  • Varove nerekeni lameck kkkkk chengetai hamadzenyu mukatukwa nalameck hatiripe kkkkk

  • Chete mamwe ma lawyer atinawo haina hunhu. Kuda ku benefita kubva mu nhamo yakadai.

  • Wicknell will pay for him maybe

  • Vanowana mari ye lawyer vachitadza kutengera hama yavo hupfu sorry manhingi

  • Before you go on social media to blast people up ask why they are unable to help their extended families. He doesn’t even know if those people he is accusing of neglecting a child that is not even theirs why not find out first how those people are living. So these people shouldn’t pay their mortgages,rents,look after their own children because they have to look after the extended family. If you can make babies then you can look after them. Why expecting help from other family members. Do those family members don’t have their own children? They should neglect their own to look after yours. Lamech the problem he did was to take every word of the info that he was fed and goes on social media to attack people who we’re just maybe struggling to get by. He did not use his own mind to think. He should have selected his words carefully knowing that the info was sensitive to others. Just because he was angry with his in-laws whom he attacked in public at the time of their lowest does not mean he has to go and do that to everyone. He should have educated himself first about the consequences of his words and what law he was breaking. Those who put him up to say those words are going to help him with lawsuit or its his name,repetition that is damaged. You can’t blame and pin a child on people you know nothing about. How are they neglecting a child if they are not the parents of that child. Don’t judge others people

  • Good luck! You will be lucky to even get 50 pence!

  • Sadza Mberiyo

    Lameck is wrong but it is also foolish to take him seriously. I think the lawyers who took this case are doing so because they will get their money from the client. I do not see the prospects of both winning the case and that of Lameck actually paying 50k

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