Pick n Pay to Compensate Springbok Star Chester Williams’ Widow After Her Fall in Retail Giant's Store

Pick n Pay to Compensate Springbok Star Chester Williams’ Widow After Her Fall in Retail Giant's Store

  • Maria Williams, wife of late Springbok legend Chester Williams, is in for a payday from Pick n Pay
  • The Western Cape High Court ruled that the retail giant was liable for a tumble Williams took at their store in 2017
  • Williams is entitled to damages for pain and suffering in addition to past and future medical expenses related to the fall

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CAPE TOWN - Retail giant Pick n Pay has been taken to Western Cape High Court and defeated by late rugby star Chester Williams' widow, Maria Williams.

Springbok legend Chester Williams' widow won a slip and fall case against retail giant Pick n Pay
Pick n Pay has been found liable after Springbok legend Chester Williams’ widow slipped and fell in a Cape Town store. Image: Waldo Swiegers & Brenton Geach
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Williams emerged victorious after taking Pick n Pay to court after she slipped and fell in one of its stores, resulting in the company being ordered to compensate her in full for all damages.

Rugby star's widow takes tumble in Pick n Pay

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The incident dates back to November 2017, when Williams visited the N1 City Mall in Cape Town. While walking down an aisle towards the till, the woman slipped on an oily substance, her feet shooting ahead of her, and landed on her side, IOL reported.

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Williams could not get back on her feet after she fell and had to be helped into a wheelchair by a senior staff member. She was taken to the hospital to seek medical attention.

Pick n Pay promises to pay medical expenses following fall

In her testimony, Williams said at the time, Pick n Pay staff were more concerned that her fall would draw adverse media attention and asked Williams to keep it under wraps. In exchange, the retail giant would pay for her medical expenses.

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Pick n Pay didn't hold up their end of the bargain, prompting Williams to turn to the courts.

The court ruled in favour of Williams, finding that Pick n Pay was negligent and entitling Willims to be fully compensated for damages she may prove in the future, according to News24.

Pietermaritzburg man in for R3.4 million payday

In another story, Briefly News reported that a Pietermaritzburg man’s years-long torment at the hands of the South African Police Service (SAPS) had ended in redemption and a big payday.

The KwaZulu-Natal High Court has awarded Mdunyiswa Mtolo a staggering R3.4 million in damages for enduring an agonising two years and eight months behind the walls of New Prison in Pietermaritzburg following a malicious arrest that shattered his life.

Defined as an arrest without adherence to proper legal procedures in the Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, a malicious arrest strips individuals of their liberty, leaving scars beyond physical confinement.

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