No conclusive ruling on affair

2014-02-25 08:56


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Johannesburg - The North Gauteng High Court could not reach a conclusive judgment over a man's compensation for a claim that his wife had sex with the family doctor, The Star reported on Tuesday.

Judge KE Matojane ordered each party to pay their own legal costs.

"While I have understanding for the position of the plaintiff, sympathy cannot supplement lack of evidence," he said, according to the newspaper.

The husband said his woes started in 2011 when he suspected his wife had an affair with the family's doctor several times at his surgery.

The man sued the doctor for R2.5m for the affair, but the doctor denied any inappropriate conduct despite the wife's claim that they had sex.

The wife, who is still married to the man, was not called to the witness stand to give an account of the alleged affair.

The judge would not speculate on why the husband did not call his wife to testify, but said he could not accept her hearsay evidence that she had an affair.

Matojane said the husband's evidence did not support the allegations.

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