KwaZulu-Natal law firm offers free assistance in Phoenix

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A torched car in the middle of the road in Phoenix.
A torched car in the middle of the road in Phoenix.
Thabiso Goba

Phoenix-based attorneys Chris Gounden Incorporated are trying to assist people who are facing what they claim to be “unjust arrests” emanating from the recent unrest.

Chris Gounden from the firm said that they will be offering free legal assistance to people who have been arrested unfairly or in a biased manner, after attempting to protect their communities and properties. He said that the primary objective of the initiative is to ensure that those arrested in this manner get bail while full and proper investigations takes place.

The firm will then consider representing people depending on what further evidence is presented against them. However, he added that no one is above the law and the killing of innocent people is unacceptable. Gounden stressed that the firm does not condone vigilantism and that there are people who acted outside of the law and should be dealt with accordingly. “What happened was tragic, and lives were lost on both sides,” he said.

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