Mom, daughter sue cops for R3.2m

2012-12-04 11:05

Cape Town - A Western Cape mother and daughter want over R3.2m in damages after police apparently shot them and then arrested them.

The Cape Times reported on Tuesday that Felicia Mafumana, 47, and Thabisa Mafumana, 24, were shot during a fracas in Philippi on 24 February 2006.

It is believed a young couple and police officers got into an altercation in Chris Hani street that evening, with residents gathering around to criticise the way the officers were behaving.

Court papers alleged that a policewoman drew her weapon and fired a few shots into the crowd. Two bullets hit Thabisa, fracturing her left thigh bone.

Her mother ran towards the noise and was shot and wounded in the stomach.

While they were being treated, they were placed under arrest for public violence, but were later released on warnings.

The pair reportedly appeared in the Western Cape High Court on Monday, where the defendant, the office of the Minister of Safety and Security, asked for the matter to be postponed.

The matter would be argued later on Tuesday.

  • makarapakaplan - 2012-12-04 11:36

    I can just see the plaintiff and defendants lawyers rubbing there hands together, oh boy another case to make tons of cash on!

  • - 2012-12-04 11:53

    No one's ever involved in a fracas.But there's always so much noise.Now they're innocent.Amazing.Money grabbers.This new SA has really taught the people well when it comes to sueing all and sundry.quick way of getting rich taught by the corrupt.

      lynn.syme.1 - 2012-12-04 15:37

      ...until it happens to your own family. - 2012-12-04 17:15

      Well when our place was ransacked of every valuable item the police arrested 2 and we had our stuff back in our place within 24 hours.Talk about service.And it was black and white police.Top service.

      stella.hlophe - 2012-12-05 03:01

      And it mattered to mention their race because......... - 2012-12-05 09:55

      Duh-uh-duh !!!!! And you are from where?Mars? Oh you were born yesterday.Yes that figures.If i can teach you one thing in life never look for brownie points and approval from men ! OR thumbs up from news24 readers for that matter.You'll turn into plastic

  • xoli.mabiya - 2012-12-04 12:06

    Whats new..

  • jj.jeno.1 - 2012-12-04 13:05

    To be quite frank, I'd prefer part of our tax money went to victims like this rather than into the coffers of a corrupt government official.

  • grace.murindiwachisimba - 2012-12-04 14:43

    cough! Cough.

  • rory.n.price - 2012-12-04 17:20

    Eish got to love the new SA

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