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By Sapa | Jan 31, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 63 ]

The High Court in Pretoria has ordered a man who had an affair with another man’s wife to pay R75,000 in damages to the aggrieved husband

Acting Judge Louis Vorster also ordered Renier Heine from Irene, in Pretoria, to pay 15.5% interest a year from the date of the order until the date of payment, The Star newspaper reported.

The complainant, identified as DJE Erasmus, instituted a damages claim after his wife Sune Erasmus left him for Heine in 2010.

Erasmus told the court he had a happy marriage until 2009, when his wife started working at a pharmaceutical company and met Heine, the newspaper reported.

Heine reportedly testified that Sune was unhappy in her marriage before meeting him.

All three claimed to be devout Christians.

According to The Star, Vorster stressed the sanctity of marriage and said it was recognised by the law.

He said the right of an aggrieved party to protect their marital rights by way of damages was still part of the law.

“In this case, the sanctity of those rights and obligations is beyond question, in view of the Christian faith professed by all parties.”

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but why was the FNB case thrown out?

Feb 01, 2013 2:56 | 0 replies

MommaC
Sibusy

LOL
Depends on the wife, I suppose
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The wife has no more saying once she gives herself up for grab
The conversation there is among gentle men, she the good to be exchanged

Jan 31, 2013 3:31 | 0 replies

Sibusy
MommaC
f..ck another man’s wife should be costly
don’t you think

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women deserve to find out the misery and joys of cheating just like everybody else.

Everyone has the right to be devilishly miserably/happy!

Jan 31, 2013 3:20 | 0 replies

Sibusy

LOL
Depends on the wife, I suppose

Jan 31, 2013 3:20 | 0 replies

MommaC
f..ck another man’s wife should be costly
don’t you think

Jan 31, 2013 3:7 | 0 replies

Robin X
Tell me, what do you think the solution should be?
Couple make vow or take oath when they marry, adultery has no place in this vow
And in many marriages adultery brings a child that does not belong to that home, and so many women pay with their lives when caught in the actual act or discovered that she has been in extra affair
So, if the justice system adopts a resolution where by the injured party is compensated for the damage caused by the adulterer wife isn’t that correct Robinx?!

Jan 31, 2013 3:3 | 0 replies

Sibusy

Ja, I think the technical term for that is 'pimping'

Jan 31, 2013 2:52 | 0 replies

@MissBhakajuju-1
@MsKinkyakaKamaSutra

hey lala.... i'm well, dear I missed U too.... Where is SWEETYK, please somebody tell her not 2 be a stranger
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Jan 31, 2013 2:39 | 0 replies

Yoo, Judge Bra Pieter onshapile ka stena now cherrie yaka ensiile I am deeply hurt. How much must he pay?

Jan 31, 2013 2:33 | 0 replies

Sibusy: There's a psychiatric hospital near you.

Jan 31, 2013 2:24 | 0 replies

this is justtice at it's best
that way, the justice sistem will avoid many women being killed by their husband
because now there is justice.

your wife commits adultery, the adulterer pays you in damage ....
justice keep up that way

Jan 31, 2013 2:12 | 0 replies