A 67-year-old former attorney is set to appear again in court in October after he allegedly stole R9.3 million.
Thomas George Bosch appeared briefly in the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Monday facing charges of fraud and theft. He was released on R10 000 bail.
The Hawks’ Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu says Bosch allegedly paid the money into a trust account following a sale and purchase agreement between two companies based in Johannesburg.
“Bosch handed himself in at our offices and was subsequent charged with fraud and theft. Allegations around his apprehension is that between May 2013 and June 2015 when he was practicing as an attorney, he allegedly swindled and withdrew over R9.3 million from the attorney’s trust fund,” says Mulamu.
Advocate on the wrong side of the law
Meanwhile, a top Johannesburg advocate will on Wednesday apply for bail in the Booysens Magistrate’s Court after he allegedly incited public violence during the looting and riots in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in July.
Ike Khumalo was arrested last week at his home in Mondeor, south of Johannesburg.
He is charged with contravening the Riotous Assemblies Act and the Cyber Crimes Act.
Khumalo allegedly made inflammatory comments on social media amidst the looting and violence.
Advocate Ike Khumalo is expected to apply for bail: