Raped on duty

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

THE fact that the City of Mat­losana blamed a li­brar­ian for be­ing bru­tally raped while on duty at one of its com­mu­nity li­braries was of­fen­sive, bizarre and deeply in­sen­si­tive to­wards the wo­man.

Ac­cord­ing to three judges from the High Court in Pre­to­ria, the wo­man must have suf­fered unimag­in­able trauma as a re­sult of the rape. To make mat­ters worse, her bid to sue her em­ployer for dam­ages re­sulted in her be­ing out of pocket as she was sad­dled with a hefty le­gal bill. The court or­dered that the city foot the wo­man’s le­gal bill.

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