Woman awarded R50 000 for assault in police custody

2014-02-17 16:10

A Msinga woman who claimed she was assaulted while in police custody was awarded R50 000 by the Pietermaritzburg High Court today.

Acting Judge Piet Bezuidenhout and Judge Rashid Vahed ordered Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa to compensate Thulakele Ngubane.

She said she was hit with a stick, kicked all over her body and suffocated while in custody.

The incident occurred while she was being questioned in October 2010 about an illegal handgun found in her home.

Ngubane appeared in the Msinga Magistrates’ Court three days later.

Msinga is between Greytown and Dundee in KwaZulu-Natal.

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