'Ou Migub' sued for N$300k

13 May 2020 | Justice



A transgender woman is suing former presidential candidate Frans Migub /Goagoseb, also known as 'Ou Migub', for N$300 000 in a civil lawsuit relating to two incidents of torture and assault.

/Goagoseb is accused of tying the complainant to a chair and delivering a beating with a metal-tipped whip while verbally abusing the victim.

The civil claim, filed at the Windhoek High Court last Thursday by the survivor of the attack, Daniel Koos, informed the court that the lawsuit against /Goagoseb is based on incidents that took place in January and March.

Lawyer Norman Tjombe is acting on behalf of Koos.

A notice of intention to defend the civil suit was filed by /Goagoseb's lawyers yesterday.

Viral video

The attacks were both filmed. One went viral at the end of March, leading to criminal charges against /Goagoseb who was arrested at Gobabis last week, alongside two accomplices, on a charge of assault to cause grievous bodily harm.

/Goagoseb was granted N$4 000 bail, while his two alleged accomplices were released on N$1 000 bail each.

The case was postponed to July.

In the video, seen by this newspaper, /Goagoseb is seen standing in front of Koos, who is tied to a chair. /Goagoseb shouts discriminatory language, including “m*ffie”, a derogatory slang word for gay men. /Goagoseb fetches a whip fashioned out of a plastic pipe with a metal tip.

He begins beating Koos with the whip repeatedly shouting: “Did you rob me?”

The incident was reportedly linked to /Goagoseb feeling cheated by Koos, who he believed lied to him about her gender.

Koos is seen crying out in pain and shock as the whip cracks down repeatedly.

After being whipped several times, the chair to which Koos is strapped topples over onto the ground, but /Goagoseb continues the whipping as Koos sobs uncontrollably.

At one stage, /Goagoseb shouts “f*cking dog”.

Claim particulars

The civil lawsuit filed by Tjombe contains two claims against /Goagoseb.

The first claim relates to the alleged incident in January, in which Koos informed the court she was “tortured and assaulted by /Goagoseb”.

On that day, Koos was tied to a chair, and the chair tied to a tree. The victim was then “continuously whipped with a plastic pipe which had a metal tip”.

For claim one, Koos asked the court to award N$100 000 in damages for torture and assault, which included severe body injuries.

The court is told in the particulars of the claim that the incident led Koos to be fearful and feeling “humiliated, traumatised and degraded”.

The second claim relates to the second assault that was captured on video and took place on 26 March, also near Gobabis.

This incident also led to severe physical and severe emotional injuries and suffering, during and after the attack, the court documents state.

Koos is demanding N$200 000 in damages from /Goagoseb for the second incident.

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