Unisa student claims she contracted STD from professor; seeks R750K in damages

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UNISA main campus. Picture: Jacques Naude/African News Agency(ANA)

Pretoria – A student from Unisa who claimed that a professor at the institution sexually forced himself on her and gave her a sexual disease is claiming R750 000 from the academic.The 30-year-old student wants another R200 000 in damages from Unisa, saying it did not protect her from the alleged sex pest.

According to her, the university did not advise her of her options following her ordeal and failed to deal timeously with her complaint.The woman said in papers before the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, that she had suffered a psychological breakdown due to her experience and had to be hospitalised.She claimed she was on treatment for the disease she contracted from the man.

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