Supermarket must pay damages
GMI again achieved a victory for the consumer against a big corporate when a settlement was reached in favour of Marie-Antoinette de Lange, who sustained injuries from an accident in a shopping centre.
De Lange, who is represented by Associate Tim Vlok, fell after slipping on brown sugar on the floor of the Hercules Spar in 2011. She reported to have suffered a head injury, many bruises, and a spinal injury. She also suffered enduring injuries that include loss of feeling in her right foot and chronic pain.
To ensure the safety of its customers, supermarkets are obliged to monitor their floors for dry and wet substances that are likely to cause slipping. Although the supermarket has not admitted negligence, it has committed to paying damages, of which the exact amount will be determined by a team of experts. De Lange is demanding R1.1 million.
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Pretoria News 1 December 2015: "Shopper claims R1.1m for sugar slip"