Officials discovered a suspicious letter of admission as an advocate and sought to dig deeper.
A man called Bonginkosi Rumo who has been representing accused persons in the courts of Mpumalanga province is currently behind bars, accused of lying about being a lawyer.
Officials discovered a suspicious letter of admission allegedly written by the Johannesburg High Court, stating the 26-year-old Rumo was an advocate.
But over the weekend Rumo was arrested, accused of falsifying being Advocate Rumo.
NPA spokeswoman Monica Nyuswa said they have charged Rumo with 12 counts of fraud…
“He made his appearance at the Mbombela Magistrates Court Tuesday 8 June 2020 and is coming back to court on 11 June 2020 for formal bail application,” she said.
“The investigation reveals that he has been masquerading as an advocate and representing people in court from August 2018 to May 2020,” Nyuswa said, adding Rumo allegedly stood in criminal matters in the Mpumalanga province.
She said Rumo presented a Mbombela magistrate with an allegedly fake Johannesburg High Court order – which stated that the young man was an admitted advocate of the High Court.
The accused was arrested after the state issued a warrant of arrest…
His case is postponed to 11 June 2020 for formal bail applicants.
(edited by MLM)
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