The 'Hokkie Ouers' could be in big trouble

By News24 Wire
26 August 2016


The privacy of North West hockey mother was violated after a picture of her genitals was posted on social media, a law expert said on Friday.

"Without being privy to all the facts, it appears that her right to dignity and privacy was indeed infringed upon when the picture was published as it was not intended for the general public," associate attorney at Willem de Klerk Attorneys Hugo Homann said.

Homann said if it was proven that her right to dignity and privacy was violated, she would be entitled to sue the responsible parties for damages.

The woman's name has been trending on Facebook and Twitter for days, after she posted the graphic picture in a hockey mothers' ("hokkie ouers") WhatsApp group.

The picture was intended for her husband.

According to reports, one of the group's members took a screenshot of the image and posted it online.

Homann said the people who shared the picture have some measure of liability.

North West police spokesperson Colonel Sabata Mokgabone said the woman had not opened a case with the police by Friday 12:00.


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