After enduring what the high court called “repugnant and objectionable” behaviour by a senior immigration official that allegedly led to a suicide attempt, an Ethiopian asylum seeker found some relief from the court in his bid to be with his family in SA.

The high court also criticised a magistrate for accepting the man’s admission of guilt, despite him not speaking English and not understanding any of the documents he says he was forced to sign under threat of torture. ..

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