Police Minister appeals Western Cape High Court ruling
By Lelethu Mquqo
15 September 2011
Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has applied for leave to appeal last month’s Western Cape High Court ruling in favour of Fred van der Vyver.
The actuary instituted a R46 million civil claim against the Minister, saying he had been maliciously prosecuted by police detectives investigating the 2005 murder of his girlfriend, Inge Lotz.
A separate trial is expected to take place next year in order to decide how much of the claim Van der Vyver is entitled to.