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Justice for teacher kept in jail for 13 months on false rape ...


Justice for teacher kept in jail for 13 months on false rape charge

NPA, cops to cough up after prosecutor and investigating officers withheld information from the court


A teacher who spent 13 months behind bars after being wrongfully charged with the rape of a nine-year-old girl has won a lawsuit against the police minister.

Patrick Buthelezi was arrested after a nine-year-old pupil at his school claimed he had sexually assaulted her, though it was later revealed she only made this claim after a beating from her aunt. Evidence later showed there was no sign of penetration and DNA tests exonerated him.

But now he has won a damages and costs order for his legal expenses at the Pietermaritzburg High Court, though the amount is yet to be determined...

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