Mandela's lawyers turn to court over unpaid fees

By Drum Digital
07 November 2013

Mandla Mandela's lawyers have begun legal proceedings against him to recover unpaid fees.

Mandla Mandela's lawyers have begun legal proceedings against him to recover unpaid fees of almost R500,000, the City Press Online reported.

According to the report on Wednesday, Randall Titus & Associates Attorneys would no longer represent Mandela and court documents revealed that the firm was demanding R467,400 and interest of 15.5 percent.

The fees were for the period between May last year and May 2013, Randall Ralph Titus said the firm's decision to withdraw as Mandela's legal representation was due to lack of instructions, among other things.

"We have issued summons to a sheriff to recover our money from him," Titus reportedly said.

Lawyer Gary Jansen said he was now Mandela's legal representative, but had not received instructions from his client that would enable him to comment on the matter.

The newspaper reportedly could not reach Mandela for comment.

Mandela is embroiled in a number of court cases, including his divorce from Tando Mabunu-Mandela, a bigamy case from 2011 and a case relating to his exhumation of the remains of three Mandela family members in Qunu two years ago.

-by Sapa

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