Court instructs lawyer Tumi Mokwena to open financial books for scrutiny

- | 3 months ago

The Law Society of the Northern Provinces has been granted permission to inspect all accounting records of Polokwane attorney Tumi Mokwena following complaints of misconduct.

The order was granted last week after Mokwena failed to lodge a petition within the stipulated time to the judge president of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) for reconsideration and variation of the dismissal of his appeal against a Limpopo High Court order. The high court had earlier issued an order for the Law Society to inspect all his accounting records and files belonging to his law firm.

The matter has its origin in the complaint lodged with the Law Society by a member of the Bjatladi Communal Property Association (BCPA), which is the beneficiary of the Zebediela Citrus Estate through the land reform programme.

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