The engineer may be sued for damages by means of a civil action depending on outcome of the commission. He is a member of Consulting Engineers South Africa and should have insurance.Iirc the engineer might go to jail for this? Don't you sign personal liability on projects as an engineer for something like 10 years?
I know Mr Mila's personal liability stopped a few years ago for the hydraulics on the bridges used when you get onto a airplane. Does this apply on buildings?