Monday, February 08, 2010

(ZWNEWS, SABC) Government to pay millions of rands in damages to SA farmer

COMMENT - ANC government forced to compensate German aristocrat for lands lost in Zimbabwe. For Peter Leon's spin into this story as an indictment of the ANC. See also here.

Government to pay millions of rands in damages to SA farmer
published:Fri 5-Feb-2010
posted on this site:Sat 6-Feb-2010
Monday 8 February, 2010

Government will have to cough up hundreds of millions of rands in damages to a South African farmer, after the North Gauteng High Court this morning ruled in favour of Crawford Von Abo. Von Abo's farms were seized, crops damaged and livestock killed in Zimbabwe as part of that country's land redistribution programme.

The court found that the South African government was liable for Von Abo's loss, as they neglected to put in place measures to prevent the violation of his rights by the Zimbabwean government. Von Abo has fought a protracted legal battle in the High Court and Constitutional Court. In 2008, a court ruled that he was entitled to diplomatic protection from the South African Government. Government was ordered to take steps to protect him but failed to do so. Von Abo will now have to show just how much he has to be compensated.

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