Lifesaver wins damages claim, now awaits verdict on R4.5m payout

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Lifesaver wins damages claim, now awaits verdict on R4.5m payout

A Durban ski boat club and skipper acted negligently after a lifesaver was left with severe injuries, rules court

TANIA BROUGHTON

A Durban lifesaver who was left seriously injured after being struck by a ski boat at Umhlanga’s popular Granny’s Pool, has successfully sued the skipper and local ski boat club.

In a recent judgment, Durban high court acting judge Lisa Mills ruled that Craig Peter Stubbs and the Umhlanga Ski Boat Club were each liable for 50% of Sicebiseni Sizwe Xulu’s damages, which are still to be proved.

In his summons, Xulu claimed about R4.5m, but the final figure will have to be determined through negotiation or at a trial...

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