Mercedez Von Cloete

Home Affairs Ministry ordered to fork out N$50 000 in assault damages for trans women

Tujoromajo Kasuto The Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security has today been ordered by High Court Judge Esi Schimming- Chase to pay N$50, 000 in damages to a transgender woman, Mercedez Von Cloete, after she was unlawfully arrested and experienced police brutality on July 6, 2017, in Windhoek. Von Cloete had initially sued the minister for N$ 200 000 for psychological shock, trauma, inconvenience and discomfort suffered as a result of the unlawful arrest and assault by a police officer only identified as Kavari." Von Cloete at court today expressed her relief and joy at the final delivery…
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