Vicki Momberg sues the state for R8.5 million: Claims unlawful arrest

Vicki Momberg sues the state for R8.5 million: Claims unlawful arrest

- Convicted racist Vicki Momberg is suing over her allegedly unlawful arrest

- The former estate agent is taking on the ministers of police and justice as well as the NDPP

- Momberg was recently released from prison and seems to be stirring the pot already

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Vicki Momberg is suing both Minister Bheki Cele and Minister Justice Lamola as well as the National Director of Public Prosecutions for a staggering R8.5 million.

BusinessLIVE reports that the first South African to be jailed for racist slurs claims her arrest and detention were unlawful.

But her legal action has nothing to do with her initial arrest, relating instead to her second one in November.

Her lawyer Anesh Sukdeo explained more about this surprising legal action, commenting that:

“The police lied and said they had a warrant of arrest against Miss Momberg. What they had instead was an order of apprehension‚ which is different from a warrant of arrest. When she appeared in court‚ the magistrate said she did not have jurisdiction over the matter."

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Convicted of crimen injuria two years ago for repeatedly using the k-word during an encounter with a policeman, Momberg had been let off the hook early thanks to President Cyril Ramaphosa's special remission granted on Reconciliation Day.

Sukdeo says the relevant departments have been sent a notice, explaining that R2.5 million was being sought out for the unlawful arrest, R1 million for defamation and suffering, R2.5 million for malicious legal proceedings and another R2.5 million for wrongful legal actions.

The lawyer revealed that Momberg is currently in Durban 'dealing with her life' and 'picking up the pieces she left behind'.

The ex-realtor's racial charged tirade had incited outrage in 2016, revealing her using the slur over 40 times against emergency personnel attempting to help her after a smash-and-grab.

The Equality Court had ordered her to undergo sensitivity training, community service and issue a public apology. Momberg was additionally fined R100 000, Briefly.co.za reported.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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