Hlophe’s son to be sentenced

2011-12-05 07:27

Student Thuthuke Exton Hlophe, the son of Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, is expected to be sentenced for fraud and other crimes in the Bellville Regional Court today.

Hlophe pleaded guilty to the charges and was slated for sentencing in June.

In June, however, he said he wanted to change his plea to one of not guilty, but this was rejected by the high court due to insufficient evidence.

Three of the fraud charges involve purchases made with worthless cheques.

The fourth relates to a loan that he tried to obtain from Capitec Bank, under a false name and with false information about his income.

The remaining two fraud counts relate to two fake cheques he deposited into a friend’s bank account to repay a loan of R75 000.

On the charge of defeating the ends of justice, Hlophe gave the police a false name to avoid arrest.

He also allegedly placed his own photograph into a false identity document in his loan application.

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