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It’s a car crash! Judge slams Road Accident Fund as courts in chaos

Claimants suffer after the RAF canned its lawyers, despite a judge’s order, leading to mayhem at trials

Cape Town bureau chief

Courts are in turmoil after SA’s biggest litigant, the Road Accident Fund, stopped using attorneys at the beginning of June.

About 190,000 cases are in limbo and “civil trial rolls around the country are in chaos”, Pretoria high court judge Wendy Hughes said last week.

“Claims handlers and RAF officials are trying to appear on behalf of the RAF in court, when they have no legal entitlement to do so,” said Hughes...

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