Mosimane: Domestic Staff Files Lawsuit Against Coach, Seeks R5.7m for Damages

Mosimane: Domestic Staff Files Lawsuit Against Coach, Seeks R5.7m for Damages

Chukwu Ikechukwu
April 25, 2024 at 2:09 PM
In this article:
Abha logo
Saudi Arabia
Mamelodi Sundowns logo
Mamelodi Sundowns
South Africa
South Africa logo
South Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia logo
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Professional League logo
KSA Professional League
Saudi Arabia
  • Pitso Mosimane is embroiled in a legal battle with one of his former employee
  • The Abha coach and his wife have been sued for millions for severe injuries
  • Mosimane is expected to pay up to R5.7 million as compensation in the lawsuit

PAY ATTENTION: Checkout Fixtures; Live Scores; Results and Tables section on Sports Brief and never miss out on the action ⚽️

Pitso Mosimane is in hot water after the legendary South African coach was sued for millions by his former domestic worker following a severe injury sustained while on duty.

Dorothy Sikirivao has filed a lawsuit in the Johannesburg High Court, demanding redress after the Abha coach and his wife, Moira Tlhagale initially paid her medical bills and then stopped without providing a reason.

Pitso Mosimane, Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa, Abha Club, CAF, Saudi Pro League
Pitso Mosimane is facing a lawsuit to the tune of R5.7 million after his former domestic worker took him to court over a freak accident. Photo by Michael Regan.
Source: Getty Images

According to Sunday World, Sikirivao experienced a serious fall while clearing debris from Mosimane's home, leading to catastrophic spine-related injuries.

Following the injury, the couple took the domestic worker to a hospital for basic care before consulting with various orthopaedic and spine specialists.

Sikirivao was diagnosed with a number of injuries as a result of the accident, including a crack in the skull, blood clots in the brain, shoulder dislocation, upper backbone fracture, mid-backbone fracture, lower backbone fracture, spinal cord pressure, hip dislocation, right leg dislocation, and other injuries.

How much is Mosimane being sued?

Sikirivao and her lawyers are demanding up to R5.7 million as compensation from Mosimane and his wife following the freak accident suffered by the domestic worker which has left her unable to work, Pulse Sports reports.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns coach is being asked to pay R1.7 million for loss of income, R2 million for past and future medical expenses, and R2 million divided equally for the loss of amenities of life and for pain and suffering.

Sikirivao’s lawyers claim they had written to Mosimane and his wife and asked them to offer a settlement proposal for consideration, but they ignored it.

Mosimane’s Abha faces relegation threat

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Yannick Carrasco ran riot as Al-Shabab thrashed Abha Club 5-0 in the Saudi Pro League, as Mosimane's side continued to struggle.

After losing 8-0 to Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr earlier in April, the league's minnows defeated Al Fateh 2-1 to move above the relegation zone.

However, relegation concerns have returned following Abha Club's 5-0 defeat by Al-Shabab on Thursday night, April 18.

Chukwu Ikechukwu photo
Chukwu Ikechukwu
Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..
Pitso Mosimane