Last month, a South African judge ruled that Centurion Law Group and many victims of Delfin Mocache Massoko may proceed in litigating against Delfin Mocache Massoko.
As Delfin Mocache is domiciled outside the Republic of South Africa, Centurion and the victims’ legal team had to approach the court to seek relief in instituting action against him in a South African Court of law, since Mr Mocache had already had prior dealings with the Judiciary.
Mr Mocache tried his best to evade being served with court documents by not staying at the same address. These orders are NOT easily granted, as the court has to consider the nature and grounds of the main action, as well as be satisfied that there ought to be prospects of success.
Centurion and many victims are claiming damages in the form of financial compensation, as a result of Delfin Mocache’s defamatory statements and ongoing smear campaigns.
Delfin Mocache Massoko is the son of His Excellency Avelino Mocache Mehenga, one of the most powerful Ministers of the government of Equatorial Guinea.
Mr Mocache has a well-documented history of smear campaigns and is the subject of ongoing investigations of trying to use his family’s position of power and influence in government to, inter alia, extort a South African businessman doing business in Equatorial Guinea.
Delfin Mocache Massoko, an investigative journalist from Equatorial Guinea, has been the subject of threats following the publication of an article alleging corruption at the highest level in his home country.
Mocache Mossako is the founder of Diario Rombe, a website dedicated to Equatoguinean affairs based in Spain, where he has refugee status.
Mocache Massoko told Index: “There is a history of citizens of Equatorial Guinea critical of the country’s political system being abducted abroad and clandestinely transferred to African prisons. In the past there have been cases of torture against dissidents, activists, and human rights defenders.”
South African judge rules in favour of Centurion and many victims of Delfin Mocache Massoko
This court’s ruling confirms our unwavering commitment to human rights, the rule of law and rooting out those individuals who think they can manipulate the system to the detriment of the public.
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