Regardless of what seems to be overwhelming proof in opposition to lawyer Lesley Ramulifho, the Authorized Apply Council has determined to not take disciplinary motion in opposition to him.
Lesley Ramulifho is an lawyer. He’s additionally a criminal.
He has stolen tens of millions of rands from lottery grants that have been supposed to develop the nation. He’s at the moment attempting to get an interdict from the Gauteng Excessive Courtroom to get GroundUp to take away articles that describe his nefarious actions. In doing so he filed an affidavit with the courtroom which accommodates a cast confirmatory affidavit and a cast FNB financial institution assertion.
Right here is the cast financial institution assertion with our annotations.
We’ve beforehand described all of this.
Along with our lawyer, we lodged a complaint in opposition to Ramulifho with the Authorized Apply Council. There is no such thing as a affordable defence for what Ramulifho has accomplished. He must be disbarred and by no means be allowed to apply regulation once more (he must also go to jail, however that’s one other matter).
Certainly, the one response we have now seen that Ramulifho’s lawyer has filed to our criticism presents no discernible defence in any respect.
On 16 October we obtained a very short letter signed by Thamsanqa Mvunyiswa, who’s the authorized officer for the Gauteng Authorized Apply Council. Mvunyiswa knowledgeable us that an investigatory committee dismissed our criticism with out even referring it to a disciplinary listening to.
His letter states that Ramulifho shouldn’t be responsible of misconduct, has given an inexpensive rationalization of the allegations in opposition to him, and there’s no prospect of a disciplinary listening to discovering that he has performed misconduct.
No causes are given for these weird findings.
We and others, comparable to Every day Maverick, have documented over the previous few weeks the more and more regarding state of the authorized system in South Africa: the shenanigans within the Western Cape Excessive Courtroom as a result of the JSC has did not take motion in opposition to Choose President John Hlophe, the ineptitude of the Workplace of the Chief Justice, primarily as a result of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng seems to be tired of doing his job, the breakdown of the courtroom system in Gauteng following a several-week IT crash, and rather more.
GroundUp will attraction this ludicrous discovering.
However it’s not our job to repair the authorized system. There are various tremendous attorneys and judges within the nation. They need to be deeply involved. It’s primarily their job to repair this more and more damaged system. DM