Raped on duty
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.