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gavel thumb100 City Press reports that the case of a Springs farmworker who was allegedly forced to drink faeces by his employer has been postponed to 29 May.  

Joseph Mona was in the Springs Magistrates’ Court on Monday seeking an unconditional public apology and monetary compensation for allegedly being forced to drink faeces by his boss, Harry Leicester.  He was represented by the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), which initiated Equality Court proceedings against the farmer and his family.  The incident in question occurred on 9 December when it is alleged that the Leicester family forced the worker to drink litres of faecal matter before allegedly attempting to drown the mechanic in a septic tank on their plot.  Harry Leicester, his wife Maria and their son Chris face charges of crimen injuria, kidnapping and aggravated assault.  On Monday, the SAHRC’s Buang Jones advised that the case was postponed following Mona’s cross-examination.

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