DEFAMATION: INTERDICT CONFIRMED
AN interdict obtained by PMB Security in December, to stop a Blackridge man from allegedly spreading defamatory statements about the company, was yesterday confirmed by the city’s high court.
The man, Willie Seymour, initially opposed the interdict being made final but later withdrew his notice of opposition.
According to court papers, Seymour called the security company on December 4, asking them to send armed response to a burglary in progress in another road in the area.
The controller who took the call was “confused” and struggled to assist him. He wanted the company to dispatch personnel to assist in preventing a burglary at a property “in respect of which there was no contract in place” with PMB Security.
Seymour then posted the conversation on WhatsApp and the statements made their way “onto multiple WhatsApp security groups”.
He admitted he posted the conversations on three Blackridge community group chats “only”, but denied posting them on any policing forums. He also said he removed all the recordings from social media as soon as he received the notice of the court action. • firstname.lastname@example.org