After the court set the trial date, the government released Wete. Hare speculated that the government released him to avoid paying his legal fees and costs, since South Africa follows the English Rule regarding attorney’s fees.

Not content with this outcome, Hare persisted in seeking justice for Wete. He filed a tort claim against the government, an action he described as “a lost cause.” He explained,”You could never prove it in court. I can’t think of any case where the court made a finding that the person was compromised.”

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