Double whammy for shack dweller who loses home and court case

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A Durban shack dweller, who attempted to sue the eThekwini Municipality for demolishing his home and for injuries he sustained after being shot in the stomach by a Land Invasion Unit (LIU) official, has been left empty handed and out of pocket.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed Nkosinathi Mngomezulu’s final bid to hold the municipality to account for what he alleged was the illegal destruction of his Cato Crest shack and the unlawful shooting of him by LIU officer Gavin le Cordier...

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