Tsh­wane to pay R1 mil­lion to man in­jured by pot­hole

Observer on Saturday - - News - Pre­to­ria News

PRE­TO­RIA - The City of Tsh­wane will have to pay da­m­ages to a Pre­to­ria North man who in­jured his leg so badly when he stepped into a pot­hole that doc­tors ini­tially wanted to am­pu­tate it.

The­u­nis Brink, 62, spent more than two months in the Tsh­wane District Hos­pi­tal af­ter the in­ci­dent.

He is claim­ing more than R900 000 in da­m­ages from the city. The city did not file pa­pers to op­pose the mat­ter.

The Gaut­eng High Court, Pre­to­ria, ruled that the city was 100 per cent li­able for the da­m­ages, which Brink could prove he had suf­fered.

Brink, who is un­em­ployed, said that on March 18 last year he vis­ited a friend in Pre­to­ria North to watch a rugby game. He walked to his friend’s house ear­lier that night and planned to walk home again af­ter the match.

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