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Dad suing Western Cape education dept

2012-08-13 08:33

Cape Town - The father of a girl who was raped by a cleaner on school grounds will sue the Western Cape education department for at least R2m in damages, it was reported on Monday.

The Cape Times reported that the father was given the greenlight by the Western Cape High Court on Friday to institute legal action.

The man, who cannot be named to protect his daughter's identity, initially failed to serve the department with a notice of intention to sue it in time.

However, an application to condone the late filing of the notice was unopposed and was granted by the court.

The girl, who was 7 at the time, was raped while in aftercare at a northern suburbs school in March 2005.

Cleaner Bronwill Daniels was found guilty of the crime in March 2008 and is serving a life sentence.

According to the report, the father claimed school officials breached their duties, because they failed to take proper care of his daughter.

This had resulted in the cleaner raping her "while she was safely ensconced in the classrooms".

Comments
  • Barefoot - 2012-08-13 08:51

    public school?'d kill and sue after.

  • Fila82 - 2012-08-13 08:51

    Wow. A little girl's life was ruined and all you can say is some retarded thing coming down to politcally drawn imaginary lines. Pathetic.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-13 09:26

      Exactly. The retarded idiot mind set we have to deal with, and which will ultimately be SA's downfall.

  • shaakieras1 - 2012-08-13 09:12

    i shudder everytime i read soemthing like this... especially because people take real tragic events like this one and try and turn it into a political thing... for goodness sake its not a political thing...it a human thing! this family ...this little girl robbed of her purity... her innocence stripped off her - she will never be the same again... and all you care about is ANC... very very sad... the mistake we make is that we think it cant happen to you...until it does and then its going to be a whole new ball game. my thoughts and prayers with the little girl... may she have the strength to not only survive but to thrive... SS.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-13 09:27

      I second that.

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-08-13 09:12

    The father should sue for a lot more. Hope that rapist is getting a taste of it five times a day in jail, every day, for the rest of his miserable life.

  • Dimitri - 2012-08-13 09:23

    Another reason to blam ethe ANCYL, afterall the Mayor of Cape Town always tells us that every little wrong thing in WC is ochestrated by the ANCYL, be it backlog in housing, lack of sanitation, clean drinking water including heavy rains and flooding. the DAD must sue the ANCYL!!

  • bless.boswell - 2012-08-13 09:36

    Until the country is run by a person who does not have the "rape stain" this sort of thing will continue. The fact that rape is dealt with so casually is the fault of the president. He was never censured for having behaved disgracefully - and now, those who look up to him think that it is acceptable Behaviour. It is not acceptable. All rapists should be put to death. No extenuating circumstances. No questions asked. No matter who you are.

  • Johan De Beer - 2012-08-13 22:26

    Sue the individuals, otherwise the tax payer will have to pay up.

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