Dr. Stella Nyanzi, a suspended research fellow at Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) who undressed recently protesting closure of her office by institute’s executive director Prof. Mahmood Mamdani has sued Vision Group.
Dr. Nyanzi, the complainant says that the company through one of its publications Bukedde desecrated the burial grounds of her family and gave unsolicited and unauthorised publicity in its newspapers, radio, television and online publication.
She is also requesting that Bukedde be directed to immediately publish a full and unreserved apology to her and her family that is equal to the damage that they did.
Vision Group has two weeks to respond to Dr. Stella’s application.
Court will sit on 12th May, 2016 to hear the application.
“The media must pay for the sin of trespassing on my family’s private property, poking their long ugly noses into our private affairs, and tarnishing my ancestors’ memory,” Dr. Stella posted on Facebook.
Adding; “I alone undressed in protest. Neither my deceased ancestors nor my living relations protested against Mamdani. MISR was the theatre of my protest, not my father’s graveyard, family property, business grounds or investments. Stay away from my people, suckers! See you in court.”