Paralysed man wins R10m in damages

2013-06-15 14:00

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Johannesburg - A former Reddam House pupil has been ordered to pay R10.3m to a restaurant manager for injuries that left him paralysed, the Saturday Star reported.

The order was made by Western Cape High Court acting Judge Boet Smit on Friday.

The former pupil, Oliver Scholtz, who was in matric at that time, was not present in court when the ruling was made.

Scholtz was at the centre of a violent scuffle which left Camps Bay restaurant manager Andrew Merryweather paralysed back in 2006.

Saturday Star reported that while the substantial damages brought the matter to an end, it could be a long wait before Merryweather received his money.

This was because Scholtz relocated to the United Kingdom after the civil action was instituted, although he was believed to be back in Stellenbosch.

Scholtz was one of the youths who were acquitted by the Wynberg Regional court after an 18-month trial on attempted murder charges for the attack on Merryweather.

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