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Wrongly jailed man wants R28 million!

WHEN Sam Mulaudzi heard of his cousin's acquittal for murder, he went to the toilets at the Supreme Court of Appeal and wept.

This was after his cousin, Marcus Nndateni Mulaudzi, spent 10 years in prison for the murder of a prominent school principal - a crime the court found he should have been acquitted of.

The Limpopo High Court convicted Marcus on August 22, 2006, after his co-accused, Tshimangadzo Leroy Mushewu, said he was an accomplice in the killing of principal, taxi owner, and ANC leader Shavhani Ramusetheli.
Wrongly jailed man wants R28 million!
He was sentenced to life in prison for murder and 10 years for robbery. Marcus was finally released from prison on 6 May.

Sam said: "I believed in him, and I knew he wouldn't do something like that and I wanted to help him. Jail is not a nice place. The thought of him being beaten up was haunting me. I really thought he was going to die in jail."

His cousin's legal fees cost him more than R500 000. They have now decided to sue the state for R28 million.

"He has lost a lot and he even came back home without a tooth. He also doesn't have a job to sustain him and we just want people to give him a chance to prove himself. People should know that he is innocent," Sam said.

He said Marcus's wife left with his 18-year-old daughter, but his 23-year-old son stayed behind with his grandmother.
Source: Daily Sun
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