Disbarred attorney now faces schedule six charge
Six months after he was charged with pocketing millions meant for a client who had lost use of his legs in a car crash, disbarred Gqeberha attorney Shaun Masimla allegedly did it again by stealing from a widow and her children.
The Herald report says details of Masimla’s alleged shady dealings came to light yesterday when he appeared briefly in the Gqeberha Magistrate’s Court following his early morning arrest by the Hawks.
The charge sheet detailed how he had allegedly stolen the bulk of a Road Accident Fund payout to a woman who had lost her husband in a car crash.
Masimla was struck from the roll of attorneys in September 2021.
Senior State Advocate Lise Keech told the court that Masimla now faced a schedule six offence as he had allegedly committed the same crime while on bail pending his trial before the Commercial Crime Court.
In the initial matter, expected back in court on 25 January, it is alleged that between 2012 and 2017, Masimla paid out just R1.1m in instalments from his trust account to the bank account of the car crash victim.
The report notes Masimla is due back in court on Friday.
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