Boy wins R11m lawsuit against dept

2012-04-23 07:43

An eight-year-old boy from Ekurhuleni has won an R11.6 million lawsuit against the Gauteng health department.

The family of Ntokozo Skhosana took the department and Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane to court after he became paralysed during child birth at the Far East Rand Hospital in Ekurhuleni, the Sowetan reported today.

When he was born he suffered from cerebral palsy and had a paralysed left arm diagnosed as Erb-Duchenne Palsy.

Ntokozo’s lawyer Gary Austin said the money would be placed in a trust, invested and administered for his client’s benefit.

His mother Fuki Skhosana said the past three years had been tough.

“I am so relieved that it is over. We can now start a new life and get a house next to Ntokozo’s school.”

Ntokozo had started Grade one this month at a school for children with special needs.

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