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Former students Cobus Muller and Charl Blom withdraw claims against UFS
2015-12-02

Former students Cobus Muller and Charl Blom without any explanation withdrew their claims for contractual damages against the University of the Free State (UFS) in the amount of R1 million each, last week. 

This comes after a letter of demand was addressed to Prof Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the UFS, on 5 March 2015 in which Muller and Blom claimed R 5 150 000.00   each in compensation from the UFS. The claim was rejected. Thereafter Muller and Blom issued a summons in which they claimed R1 million each for alleged contractual damages suffered.

Muller and Blom have tendered the full wasted costs as a result of the claims that were withdrawn.  The former students intend to proceed with the remaining claims.  These claims will likewise be opposed by the UFS.

The university management does not intend commenting on the withdrawal in the media.   The futile attempts by Muller and Blom to claim what was not due to them, speaks for itself.

Related links:

http://www.ufs.ac.za/templates/news-archive-item?news=6394 (3 July 2015)
http://www.ufs.ac.za/templates/news-archive-item?news=6274 (5 March 2015)
http://www.ufs.ac.za/templates/news-archive-item?news=4116 (9 September 2014)
http://www.ufs.ac.za/templates/news-archive-item?news=3924 (22 February 2014)

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