DANGEROUS: Warthog attacks can be deadly INSET: Samunzela's lacerated leg

A case in which a 67-year-old grandmother from Kasane is suing the state for P2 million will continue this August.

Mulela Samunzela appeared briefly at the Francistown High Court on Monday morning to set dates for filing the case’s arguments heads.

Samunzela was attacked by a warthog on 8th May 2017 while she was preparing traditional brew at her home in Kasane.

The wild animal suspected to have come from Chobe National Park was unprovoked and left the old woman with a deep laceration on her right leg.

In her letter of demand sher states that as a result of the attack, she lost a lot of blood and that since she’s of an advanced age, the unprovoked aggression put her life at risk.

Her attorneys are demanding P100, 000 for pain, P1, 000, 000 for loss of blood, P90, 000 for loss of income, P500, 000 for disfigurement, P500, 000 for loss of vigour, P50, 000 for the scar and P50, 000 for future medical expenses.

The state has not objected to any exhibits by the palintiff which includes graphic images of the old woman’s injuries.

The matter is now on the issue of law liability and quantum damages.

Issues of law to be resolved during the August 13th trial include establishing whether Samunzela suffered any damages as a result of the injuries and whether the state is liable to the plaintiff for the injuries suffered.

The court also has to establish whether the warthog that attacked the plaintiffs was wild or domesticated and the extent of her injuries.

Samunzela will call two witnesses while the state will call Director of Wildlife and National Parks, Major General Otisitswe Tiroyamodimo.

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