KwaZulu-Natal pupil who lost hand sues Education MEC for R9,5 million

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A young man from northern KwaZulu-Natal is claiming R9,5 million in damages from the MEC for Education after he lost his right hand due to an injury at school.

The matter came before the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday and Judge Piet Bezuidenhout ruled that the MEC’s failure to make a decision on the pupil’s request for access to information — in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act — was unlawful.

In addition, he ordered the MEC to deliver the department’s report regarding the incident to the man’s legal representatives.

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