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Ndlozi felt 'violated' when turned away from Winnie funeral

EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says he felt violated of his dignity and right to mourn Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at her burial in 2018 after allegedly being denied access to the cemetery by Lieutenant-Colonel Johannes Venter.

SCA rules for Police Minister in arrest damages suit

An Eastern Cape man who instituted a damages claim against the Minister of Police for unlawful arrest has lost his appeal. Earl Rensburg, who was arrested more than five years ago for allegedly admitting to stealing a laptop, took the Minister to court, claiming police arrested and detained him without a warrant, News24 reports.

Health Department paid R228m in negligence claims

The Gauteng Health Department has 78 court-ordered attachments of its bank account to pay for medical negligence, reports City Press.

Judges grill RAF lawyer over fired attorney panel

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) came under the spotlight yesterday when three Mpumalanga judges raised concerns about its ability to function, and asked how and when it would up its game.

Woman awarded R120 000 for unlawful detention

The Minister of Police has been ordered to pay Avril Diljan – unlawfully arrested and detained in September 2015 after police had responded to a malicious damage to property complaint in Eldorado Park – R120 000 in damages and cumulative interest on the amount.

Club not responsible for injuries

An evening out to a pub in Johannesburg ended badly for a patron who tried to assist a man in a wheelchair down the stairs.

Reporting potential sex abuser ‘not defamatory’

Western Cape High Court Judge Hayley Slingers has reversed the decision of a magistrate who had ordered a woman to pay R50 000 in damages for defamation because she had reported that a father was sexually abusing his children.

Healthcare group to pay damages for finger amputation

Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) Judge Harshila Kooverjie has ruled in favour of a woman whose wedding ring finger was amputated after it was bitten during an armed robbery in January 2016.

Judge rejects suspicious RAF claim

Limpopo High Court (Polokwane) Judge Maake Kganyago has picked up a suspicious claim lodged against the Road Accident Fund (RAF) – a R4m claim instituted following an alleged road accident did not make sense given the facts before the court.

Damning judgment against Health Department

The Eastern Cape Government went the legal route to stop money in the Health Department’s account from being attached by successful medical negligence claims, but yesterday the High Court ruled against the state in a damning judgment, reports GroundUp.

Falsely accused three lose R3m damages bid

Three men from Tsakane, Gauteng – who spent 15 days in jail after being arrested over a false gang rape charge – have lost their R3m civil claim for damages against the police.

AfriForum and EFF spar over R500 000 fine

AfriForum’s is not convinced by the EFF's claim that it can't afford the R500 000 ‘Kill the Boer’ fine, reports EWN.

RAF reprimanded over uncontested claim overturn bid

The decision by the Road Accident Fund (RAF) to fire its panel of attorneys in order to save money and rather to settle claims has come back to haunt the embattled entity.

ConCourt dismisses cerebral palsy responsibility claim

The Constitutional Court has dismissed a Johannesburg mother's application against the Gauteng Health and Social Development MEC, in which she alleged that Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital staff was to blame for her son's cerebral palsy.

R50 000 damages for travel agent labelled a 'crook'

Michiel Coetzee, who called a travel agent Johanna (Maggie) du Toit ‘a crook’ because she did not cancel a trip to Spain at his request which he had earlier booked, must pay her damages for insulting her.

SAPS to pay R540 000 for ‘humiliating’ woman

A Middelburg woman arrested while visiting a client in April 2019 – and handcuffed in full view of the public for ‘being at a known drug dealer's house' – is due to receive R540 000 in damages from the SAPS.

Police dispute landmark ConCourt ruling

While the Constitutional Court has ruled that the SAPS’ search and investigation into Eastern Cape businesswoman Andy Kawa’s rape ordeal in 2010 was below par and subsequently negligent, the officers tasked with investigating the matter remain on the payroll with no steps taken against them.

TV host insists he did not defame Manuel

Television host and businessman JJ Tabane has told the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) that Trevor Manuel’s urgent defamation lawsuit against him smacks of a ‘hypersensitive and entitled’ individual.

‘Malicious prosecution’ claim in rape case dismissed

A man who sued the NDPP for malicious prosecution after he was acquitted on charges of raping a mentally disabled teenager had no case, a Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) judge has ruled.

Police to pay damages for prolonged incarceration

The conduct of an investigating officer in a rape and abduction case will cost the taxpayer dearly. The officer did not tell the court the alleged victim had a change of heart on the day of the man’s arrest and told the police the suspect did not rape her.

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