BPC escapes P2.9m suit for damages

The Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) for now is breathing a sigh of relief after a technicality resulted in the Court of Appeal last week dismissing a P2.9 million suit filed by a man who blamed the utility for a 2007 fire that destroyed his Tonota home.

The victim, Live Baliki, however still has room for relief as the Court of Appeal returned the case to the High Court for continuation and trial on issues of liability and the sum of possible damages.

Baliki sued the corporation and won at the High Court, arguing that the BPC was liable to pay for damages arising from the destruction, as well as ancillary relief.

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