May 09 2008 at 08:16AM
Three people from Hammanskraal who were apparently falsely accused of being members of the Boeremag are claiming about R3-million in damages from the police.
Johannes Oosthuizen and married couple Esther and Willem Nel claimed in papers before the Pretoria high court that they were unlawfully arrested in 2002.
Willem Nel claimed he was assaulted by the police, who cuffed his hands together and his feet to a table.
He said he was kicked and later urinated blood. He also claimed police told him “he has not yet seen how they could hit a boer”.
He said he was falsely accused of being a member of the Boeremag.