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Free State High Court sets aside the claim of former students Muller and Blom against the UFS and its leaders
2016-02-03

Former students of the University of the Free State (UFS) Cobus Muller and Charl Blom lost both claims made against the institution and a punitive cost order was made against them.
 
This comes after a letter of demand was issued to the UFS on 5 March 2015 in which Muller and Blom claimed R5 150 000 each in compensation from the university. The first claim for contractual damages was withdrawn without explanation in December 2015 and the full wasted costs were tendered. Subsequently a claim for defamation of character was also set aside by Free State High Court. The Court further ordered the two former students to pay punitive damages.
 
The UFS leadership is satisfied that justice was served and regards the decision of the High Court as final.
 

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