Whatsapp: Private chats land First Lady in trouble
Whatsapp messages used against Janet in land grabbing case
Whatsapp private chats have landed Zimbabwe First Lady Janet Mugabe in trouble.
Janet is accused of sending threatening messages to a Lebanese businessman based in Dubai over a diamond ring worth $1.4 million which he supplied to her in 2015.
Ahmed Jamal says polished and set the ring before dispatching it, but Janet refused it and started asking for a full refund.
Land for diamond ring
He then started negotiations to have her offset some of the cost involved in preparing the ring, but she refused.
When Jamal refused to process the refund, Janet seized his property in Zimbabwe and then started sending the threatening Whatsapp messages.
The property is currently occupied by Mugabe’s eldest son and one of Janet’s bodyguards, NewsofAfrica reports.
In one of the messages produced by Jamal’s lawyer in Harare High Court, she wrote: “Don’t think you will ever enter this country again.”
Social media has become a hallmark of communication in the modern world, with courts across the globe using digital messages as evidence against offenders.
Worldwide, more countries are accepting video clips, Facebook and Twitter updates, Skype messages, IMs, mobile phone texts and emails as exhibits in court.