- A nurse, Charlotte Bobbett, wants A$1.3 million (Australian dollars), which is about R15 million, from an Aussie Woolworths store for an accident that happened in 2015
-Bobbett claims she slipped on a grape and suffered injuries that prevented her from completing her studies
- The incident reportedly not only cost her her degree, but also resulted in loss of income
- South Africans found the news hilarious and they voiced their views using funny memes
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An Australian woman, Charlotte Bobbett, is suing the country's largest supermarket chain, Woolworths, over an alleged accident that took place five years ago.
According to Bobbett, who is a nurse, she slipped on a grape in 2015 and was left with numerous injuries. Now, she wants the Woolworths group - which has no relation to the South African retail chain with the same name - to pay for damages.
According to Business Insider, Bobbett wants A$1.3 million, which is about R15 million, in compensation.The Courier Mail reported Bobbett suffered injuries to her lower back, shoulder and hip on the right side.
The alleged accident resulted in Bobbett needing a hip replacement and she could not finish her degree, which contributed to financial loss.
News of her case against the grocery store near Brisbane made its way to South Africa and in true Mzansi style, Saffas had a lot to say about the story. Briefly.co.za decided to take a look at some of the reactions by South Africans.
Twitter user, @_motlotlegi, commented:
"Some people just like to take chances, I blame these motivational speakers because they tell us we can achieve anything, as long as we put our minds on it... Check now, people have lost it completely."
Another tweep, @N_Molelekoa, added:
"@Woolworth Someone please put a grape on the floor I'm on my way."
Disclaimer: As stated in the article, the Woolworths group in Australia has no relation to the South African retail chain with the same name.
In other news, a man, Samir Mazaham, who hails from the United States, decided to test his luck in the Mega Millions.
He made a small mistake that panned out in the end. The 56-year-old man picked the five winning numbers and was set to walk away with $1 million - which is an estimated R16 million.
However, he accidentally bought an extra ticket with the same numbers on and it ended up doubling his winnings.
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