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Hlophe's son set to be sentenced

2011-12-05 07:54

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

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.

Comments
  • Sharkshoot - 2011-12-05 08:09

    A proud moment for the judge. He must be a good dad.

      Vicker - 2011-12-05 08:46

      Like father like son...

      Tc - 2011-12-05 09:03

      ...well trained ANC cadre

  • Larry - 2011-12-05 08:09

    Great to see that some of these arrogant Bast***s are finding out that they are not above the Law.

      nasheenar - 2011-12-05 15:22

      Unfortunately Larry even though they are caught out and convicted they find a way to keep themselves from paying for their wrong doings. Watch he too would have developed Parkinsons, diabetes and had a stroke in the first 5 seconds.

  • Erich - 2011-12-05 08:17

    His dad referred to an attorney as 'white trash'. I wonder what should his offspring be called.

      colin.dovey - 2011-12-05 08:46

      Trailer Trash?

      Malcolm - 2011-12-05 09:38

      Trash creates trash!!

      Garth - 2011-12-05 10:03

      `black trash' - why tiptoe around it? What is good for the `elite' of the ruling party, is good for all, not so? After all, this is a democracy, isn't it?

      Maai - 2011-12-05 10:52

      A turd?

      nasheenar - 2011-12-05 15:26

      Wow classy man that. Then why hire the "White trash" in the first place????????????????????????????????????????? or better yet why commit fraud to begin with, then you wouldnt have needed the "White Trash" laywer. Simple!

  • logical007 - 2011-12-05 08:18

    I wonder if he will catch the very contagious Shaik-selebi disease....

  • ryan.macdougall - 2011-12-05 08:24

    father like son.

  • Archie - 2011-12-05 08:40

    Quick call a doctor,if you get diagnosed as a retard and a disavantaged person who belongs to the ruling party you will get to visit a mental hospital for a day, then get put back into society as a rehabilitated person ,thereafter a short stint with Yengeni/Shaik and any other miscreant of your choice and you are good .Your father will be proud of you and if you have access to state funds you will not see the inside of a prison for longer than a week have a nice day

  • Lynn - 2011-12-05 08:42

    What a joke.

  • pietpins - 2011-12-05 08:47

    Soon all our gaols will be empty and hospitals full of sick crooks

      MoAfrika - 2011-12-05 08:58

      I hope they dont go to government hospitals please, no tax payer's money should be spent on their wellbeing...nah!!!

  • Mphotent - 2011-12-05 08:54

    this is a fart: a Judge's son!

  • dix.marks1 - 2011-12-05 08:57

    like father like son

  • Andre - 2011-12-05 09:48

    Like father, like son.... The arrogance .....

  • Chabie - 2011-12-05 09:54

    birds of the same feather thy alwayz flew 2gether..............

  • George - 2011-12-05 10:36

    Like father like son

  • Kevin - 2011-12-05 11:08

    20 years

  • Cracker - 2011-12-05 11:53

    Irrespective of who the father is, the accused tried to change his guilty plea to a not guilty plea, which is a definite sign of the total absence of remorse. In fact, an arrogance too prevalent in our society. May the court keep it (silently of course) in mind when deciding on an appropriate sentence. Say an extra two or three years on top of what he should get in the first place.

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