Question posted in the Property Law category relating to Gauteng
My 14 year old niece took her cellphone to an informal trader for password removal without our (family) knowledge, as he had forgotten the password. I went to get the phone and the repairer informed me that my niece did tell him that the family did not know that she had taken her phone to the repairer, yet the repairer took the phone anyway and apparently 'flushed' it in order to remove the password. I asked the repairer where did he expect to get the R100 that he is demanding for 'fixing' the phone when my niece made it clear to him that the family did not know about the phone being taken in. In his response, he claims that children usually bring their phones for repair, which in my view is very irresponsible. The cellphone is worth R450 and we would like to have it back. Your advice would be greatly appreciated.
Answer to the Question
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You should pay the man the R100 for "fixing" the phone in order to get your phone back. Then punish your neice.
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