Bay fraud accused Standard Bank employee fires lawyer

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A Standard Bank employee convicted of plundering a deceased client’s estate, leaving her children without their inheritance, was given some homework by a prosecutor on Thursday as he was told to write down his reasons for firing his lawyer before he was permitted to leave the court.

Accused of having wasted the court’s time by firing his lawyer shortly before sentencing, state advocate Ulrike de Klerk said Legal Aid SA would only assist Sibongile Nkosana with a new attorney if they were happy with the reasons proffered by him...

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