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DJ van Rensburg's legal team files R75m lawsuit

Lawyers for Daniel Janse van Rensburg have filed a compensation civil suit in the Western Cape High Court.

FILE: Daniel Janse van Rensburg and his wife Melanie spoke to media after he was released from the Black Beach Prison in Equtorial Guinea. Picture: Tanya Watson/Group Editors Online.

CAPE TOWN - A George man who was detained in Equatorial Guinea on alleged trumped up charges wants to be compensated to the tune of R75 million for wrongful imprisonment.

Lawyers for Daniel Janse van Rensburg have filed a civil suit in the Western Cape High Court.

Janse van Rensburg was held at the notorious Black Beach prison on two occasions over a two-year period despite being cleared by a court of theft charges.

He was accused of stealing a R1 million from a local businessman and politician.

Janse van Rensburg said he's been left traumatised by the ordeal.

"I've got to receive treatment as I still got a lot of memory loss. I suffer from post-traumatic stress and so on. Basically the last two year, because I was the sole breadwinner of the family, all the policies, everything, the pensions, everything has expired."

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