Man raped in police cells wins 1st round

2013-06-04 08:37

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Pretoria - A man who instituted two claims of over R1m against the police after he was raped in a police cell following two unlawful arrests, has won the first round in his damages claim.

The man, who was not identified, was apparently informed on Monday that police were willing to settle the first matter, reported Beeld.

The 46-year-old man from Brooklyn in Pretoria suffered serious psychological trauma as a result of the ordeal, said his lawyer, Robert van Wyk.

He was unlawfully arrested and then released on two separate occasions.

While in detention, he was seriously assaulted, stripped naked and raped by fellow cellmates, it was reported on Monday.

According to the settlement, the minister of police has to pay R90 000 to the claimant regarding one of the arrests, which police have admitted was unlawful.

The man is still claiming R940 000 for the other unlawful arrest, but this matter must still be heard in court.

 
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