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August 14, 2020

Gauteng Province Government commits to amicable settlement on outstanding Esidimeni payout

Gauteng government has committed to reaching an amicable settlement regarding the outstanding payments to families affected by the Life Esidimeni tragedy. Ulrich Roux & Associates represents 101 of these families. 

August 13, 2020

Life Esidimeni: Gauteng govt requests meeting with families to deal with R65m claim

Ulrich Roux & Associates is acting on behalf of 101 families of the victims of the tragedy, sent a letter of demand to Premier David Makhura on 28 July, giving the office a deadline of 14 August to make payment of over R65 million to its clients. 

August 07, 2020

URA to take Gauteng government to court over compensation of Esidimeni families

Ulrich Roux & Associates represents over 100 aggrieved families awaiting outstanding compensation money owed to them by government. Should payment not be made on or before 14 August 2020, Ulrich Roux & Associates will be left with no choice but to take further legal action to ensure the rights of our clients. 

August 05, 2020

Gauteng government owes Life Esidimeni families R65 million

Ulrich Roux speaks to Newzroom Afrika about one of the most devastating health scandals in the history of our country. The deaths and abuse suffered by thousands of mental patients from Life Esidimeni resulted in Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke to order in 2018 that families of the patients who died after being removed from Life Esidimeni are compensated. Some of these families are still yet to be paid. 

August 05, 2020

Some Life Esidimeni claimants have not received payment, state says it paid all

Two years since former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke ordered that families of the 144 mental health patients who died after being removed from Life Esidimeni facilities be compensated, some are still yet to be paid. Ulrich Roux & Associates represent 101 families of patients who have suffered during the disaster and the claim they are instituting against the government totals approximately R65 million. Ulrich Roux weighs in on the matter on Talk Radio 702.

July 27, 2020

We prayed for gang as they robbed and terrorised us, says pastor

Ulrich Roux, acting on behalf of PIeter van der Westhuizen, says his client is traumatised after acting in self-defence, not only for himself but also for the people who were in the church, when three armed men tried to rob a congregation in Centurion, Gauteng.

July 27, 2020

Two gunmen shot dead by brother of SA rugby star Joost van der Westhuizen after they tried to rob churchgoers

The Washington Time newspaper has quoted Ulrich Roux, attorney for Pieter van der Westhuizen, in saying that our client acted in self defence and was carrying a legal firearm. 

July 27, 2020

Late Springboks legend Joost van der Westhuizen's brother shoots two robbers dead in church

Ulrich Roux, acting as the legal representation for the accused Pieter van der Westhuizen, was quoted by the New Zealand Herald: "My client was acting in self-defence, not only for himself, but also for the other congregants and the pastor."

July 26, 2020

Church shooting: Pieter van der Westhuizen returned fire to protect others, says lawyer

On Sunday 26 July, three men entered a Centurion church, assaulted the pastor and fired shots before Pieter van der Westhuizen drew his licensed firearm and returned fire. Van der Westhuizen's lawyer Ulrich Roux, says his client acted in self-defence when he shot and killed the two attackers.

July 26, 2020

Gunfire exchanged with alleged robbers in a Centurion church

Ulrich Roux, acting on behalf of Pieter van der Westhuizen who allegedly shot and killed two gunmen who entered a church on Sunday, says that his client gave a statement to police and that he had not yet been charged for the incident.

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