Question posted in the General Law category relating to Western Cape
It recently came to my attention that I have been falsely accused of vandalising a house I had previously rented. The alleged incident took place almost 2 years ago.
I am told that a case was opened up against me with SAPS, but I have as yet not heard from the police.
I also discovered that this false accusation has been repeated to at least 4 other families in the area, damaging my reputation.
My questions are:
-Do I need to contact the SAPS straighten this out?
-How so I open a case of defamation against the accuser?
-How much is this advice going to cost?
-What costs can I expect going forward?
Answer to the Question
Hi there Richard,
I see that you haven't made a payment for the question, but I'm going to assist you a little. If you want to ask a follow-up question, please make the required payment.
There is nothing wrong with contacting the SAPS to make enquiries, but if a case has been laid against you, the investigating officer would normally contact you to ask you to make a statement. If that hasn't happened, the chances that a case was really laid against you is probably zero.
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