Friday, March 29, 2013

Minister Mthethwa wins appeal against multi-million rands damages case

Athenkosi Mvane
29 March 2013
 
The Police Ministry on Thursday said the Supreme Court of Appeal vindicated the South African Police Service by undoing a multi-million rand damages case.

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa won an appeal against Fred van der Vyver, who had succeeded in suing the state for spitefully prosecuting him for murdering his girlfriend.

Van der Vyver was implicated to Inge Lotz's 2005 murder, but was found not guilty two years after.

Lotz was found dead in her flat in Stellenbosch.

Minister Mthethwa’s Spokesperson Zweli Mnisi said as the Ministry the welcomed the outcome as the SAPS was false accused of tempering with evidence and evidence.

“We feel that the SAPS was vindicated by this judgement and we gladly welcome it” Mnisi added.

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