Son of Judge President face fraud charges
By Nomava Nobumba
29 September 2009
The son of Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe is to go on trial next month on fraud charges by way of plea-bargain proceedings.
It has been reported that Thuthuke Hlophe’s first appearance last month in the Commercial Crimes Court, he faced six counts, involving fraud and uttering.
It is alleged that he used a false identity document to open bank accounts.
He then allegedly bought a car with post-dated cheques that were dishonoured.
The car was involved in an accident and Hlophe junior had it repaired for almost 20-thousand-rands, which he was reportedly unable to pay.