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By Zelda Venter Pretoria – Nearly 13 years ago, a teenager was about to start her matric year when she was a passenger in a car which was involved in an accident. Mmakgoshi Edith Molala, who was 17 in January 2008 when the accident occured, waited more than 12 years for justice. She at first lodged her claim directly to the Road Accident Fund (RAF). Nothing came of it and the fund later told her the claims had prescribed. Seven years later an attorney took on her plight, resulting in a judge recently ordering that she should receive more than R8-million from the RAF. Molala sustained a severe head injury with facial scarring that resulted in mood disturbances, memory and concentration difficulty, personality and behavioural changes as a result of her injuries. She was at the time hospitalised for more than a month. Shortly after the accident her mother made
2 April 2019 Pretoria – Gert Nel Attorneys, recently obtained judgement for a Road Accident Claim, worth more than R10 million. The judgement was obtained for a client who was involved in a motor vehicle accident when the insured driver skipped a red traffic light and collided with our client. Merits was settled 100% in favour of our client. The client sustained injuries to his neck and back including a fracture of the odontoid process at C2 level in his neck. He sustained several rib fractures and soft tissue injuries to his hip and right arm. As a result of the injuries he had a fusion done on C1 – C3 levels in his neck. He however remained symptomatic after the neck operation, in respect of pain in his neck. This led to him not being able to function in the open labour market and as a result could not
15 March 2019 – BY ZELDA VENTER ON IOL.CO.ZA Pretoria – Soapie actor and presenter of various Afrikaans television magazine shows, Theunis Nel, is due to receive R2million in general damages from the Road Accident Fund (RAF) following a motorcycle accident after which his arm had to be amputated. Nel has featured in popular soapies such as Egoli and Sonkring. He also presented several programmes, including Pasella. He was also the producer and director of Woema – a programme featuring the sport of motoring and motorcycling. Nel is a respected member of the motorcycle community. He was involved in an motorcycle accident in 2014 on the N1 highway, near the Garsfontein off-ramp in Pretoria. Netcare 911, which attended to the accident at the time, described his condition as critical. Nel, who temporarily regained consciousness at the scene, recalled that one of the paramedics said he would probably not survive. He
PRETORIA NEWS 13 MARCH 2018 ZELDA VENTER LITTLE Omphile Ngwenya will never be able to walk, talk or eat by herself – all due to the negligence of some doctors and nurses at the Pholosong Hospital in Brakpan. The now 5-year-old was born in 2012 with brain damage after the medical staff at both this hospital and the KwaThema Clinic failed to act fast enough when it was realised the foetus was in distress. It appeared that Omphile was too large for her mother Lindiwe Ngwenya’s pelvis. She urgently needed to have a Caesarian Section, but due to staff and doctors dragging their heels, this was done too late. By the time she was eventually born in the early hours of March 24, 2012, Omphile suffered severe lack of oxygen, leaving her with permanent brain damage. She now suffers from severe cerebral palsy. Her mother instituted a damages claim against
[av_heading tag=’h3′ padding=’10’ heading=’Short-changed by RAF; now a millionaire’ color=” style=” custom_font=” size=” subheading_active=” subheading_size=’15’ custom_class=” admin_preview_bg=” av-desktop-hide=” av-medium-hide=” av-small-hide=” av-mini-hide=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=”][/av_heading] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”] Pretoria News 17 Nov 2017 ZELDA VENTER email@example.com Abel Lebereko, who took on the RAF – and won. PHOTOGRAPHER and car crash victim Abel Thabiso Lebereko emerged from the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria an instant millionaire after the initial R200 000 he received from the Road Accident (RAF) was replaced with R2.3 million. After initially going the direct route and claiming damages against the RAF, he was short-changed by a whopping R2.1m. The 43-year-old was severely injured in a car accident in 2008. He lodged his claim directly with the RAF and was paid R200 000 by way of a settlement agreement the following year. After feeling his claim was under-settled, Lebereko turned to a
RAF agrees to pay him out after initially offering a mere R25 000 Pretoria News 3 Mar 2015 ZELDA VENTER HIGH COURT REPORTER Petrus Taje is to receive a multi-million rand payout from the Road Accident Fund after an accident left him paralysed. A FORMER miner left paralysed following a car accident in 2006, will, thanks to the intervention of lawyers, receive a multi-million rand payout from the Road Accident Fund (RAF), which initially offered him a mere R25 000. Petrus Taje, 40, has been living in a home for the disabled in Bloemfontein for nine years since the accident and had to make do with a disability grant. Following the settlement which was yesterday made an order of the High Court sitting in Pretoria, an elated Taje said he could now make life easier for himself. The first thing on his list is to buy his own home and