Landmark court decision in P.E.

Willie Bosch has been victorious in his battle against the government and owners of the building housing the Kabega Park Police Station. In a ground breaking court case, the Port Elizabeth Equality Court has delivered judgment in his favour regarding access to the buildings.

Magistrate Melissa McGregor found that the firearm licence office at Kabega Park Police Station should be moved to the ground floor within the next month. She also ruled that a wheel chair elevator should be brought into the current renovation plans and needed to be completed within the next two years.

The national police commissioner and police area commissioner have been ordered to apologise in writing to Willie for their attitude towards people with disabilities. The department of public works has also been reminded that it is its responsibility to see to accessibility of all state buildings.

The respondents in the case are Charles Nqakula, the safety security minister, Stella Sigcau, the late public works minister, Bridget Mabandla, minister of justice and the JP Alberts Family Trust.

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