Police ordered to pay mechanic R1.29 million after shooting

2013-09-03 08:20

A former Ivory Park mechanic has been awarded an interim settlement of R1.29 million after he lost his left arm when police shot him.

Ntantise Daniel Taliwe (37) reached the settlement with police, after initially claiming more than R10 million in damages, The Star reported today.

The matter never went on trial as the minister of police, in his official capacity, admitted total liability.

Taliwe was working on a car engine with three friends on August 19 2004, when they heard shots being fired, according to the report.

His friends ran off but Taliwe was hit with a bullet from behind. The bullet entered the left side of his chest, damaging an artery.

He had to undergo an operation to restore circulation to his arm, and a second operation owing to gangrene, which resulted in his arm being amputated above the elbow.

Being unable to return to work, he received the settlement in respect of past and future loss of income and for damages.

The newspaper said police gave no explanation for the shooting.

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