Rhodes student wins court battle with municipality after losing arm


A Rhodes University student who spent hours with his mangled hand caught in a defective waste filtering machine — eventually losing his arm —  has succeeded in ensuring the Makana municipality accepts liability for the horrific ordeal that left him permanently disfigured.

It has been a long road for Oiwathaile Onosi, 34, who initially thought he would lose his life in an accident that irrevocably changed his life...

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