Litigation: Woman wins R170 000 in domestic violence case

Litigation: Woman wins R170 000 in domestic violence case

In what is considered a victory for victims of domestic abuse, a Hillcrest woman (27) has been awarded R170 000 in a damages claim she brought against her ex-boyfriend who beat her up several times during their one-year relationship, says a report in The Mercury.

The young woman had been physically attacked by her personal trainer boyfriend on four occasions during which he smashed her head against walls, head-butted and throttled her. She sued him after the state withdrew criminal charges against him.

Initially he opposed the application, but then his attorneys withdrew and he did not file any further opposing documentation, effectively consenting to judgment against him. The woman then submitted to court a detailed account of the attacks, describing how he would go into a ‘complete rage’. She said the comments by Judge Fikile Mokgohloa that she had ‘no doubt’ she had suffered damages had given her some closure.

Google Map

Contact Us

Physical Address:

9 Bird Street, Central, Port Elizabeth

Office land line:

+27 (0) 41 582 5150

Facsimile:

+27 (0) 41 582 4920

Mobile: Please contact our offices

Email:

joanne@anthonyinc.co.za

Emergency Contacts

EMERGENCY

Yokhuselo Haven:
041 581 4310 \ 0763127730


SAPS  10111


Family Violence, Child Abuse, Sexual Offence
012 393 2363


CRIME STOP 0860 010 111


Women Abuse 0800 150 150


Childline 0800 055 555


AIDS Helpline 0800 012 322 / 011 725 6710


Rape Crisis at Dora Nginza 041 995 1037


NMU Psychology Clinic 041 504 2330

Disclaimer: The information provided on www.anthonyinc.co.za is not intended to be legal advice, but merely conveys general information related to legal issues commonly encountered. Your access to and use of this website is subject to additional terms and conditions. www.anthonyinc.co.za is a secure site that respects your privacy.

© 2020 Anthony-Gooden Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Designed By PE Marketing