Hit and run lawyer

Hit and run lawyer

When Port Elizabeth domestic worker Nosicelo Tshakumani lost the use of her right leg in a bus accident eight years ago, the attorney who had offered to take up her case – Stafford Geduld of Port Elizabeth – failed to sue either the Road Accident Fund or the bus company in time, then tried to fob her off with a payment of just over R7,000.

Tshakumani was left disfigured, barely able to walk, incapable of working and in constant pain. The R7,000 payout was hardly compensation, so she found another lawyer and sued Geduld for damages.

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