Court slashes P1,2m claim

Bogadi Ramatlapeng with her lawyer outside Court of Appeal. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Bogadi Ramatlapeng with her lawyer outside Court of Appeal. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The attorney for Bogadi Ramatlapeng, the woman who in 2000 was beaten and injured by a teacher leaving her disabled on her right hand, says the P350, 000 compensation offered by Court of Appeal (CoA) is too little to sustain his client.

Speaking to The Monitor after the judgement on Friday, Tumisang Dow said the amount was so shockingly low, especially in today’s economy where prices for everything have skyrocketed.

Dow said even though he fully agreed with the judges on their solid reasons in their judgement, he still felt they were too harsh and inconsiderate when dealing with the figures.

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This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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