Fund ordered to pay Joost

2016-09-14 12:11
Joost van der Westhuizen (File,  Conrad Bornman, Netwerk24)

Joost van der Westhuizen (File, Conrad Bornman, Netwerk24)

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Pretoria - The Attorneys Fidelity Fund has to give Joost van der Westhuizen R385 665 and pay his legal fees, Judge Lester Adams ruled on Wednesday, Netwerk24 reported.

Van der Westhuizen, who suffers from terminal motor neuron disease, desperately needed the money, which was in the trust account of Robert Klinkenberg, who was murdered in December.

The former Springbok rugby player was not present in the High Court in Pretoria when judgment was delivered.

He handed money to Klinkenberg, director of Klinkenberg Incorporated, to keep in a trust so he could use it to pay his medical expenses, Huisgenoot reported.

Van der Westhuizen said Kinkenberg still had R385 665 of his investment when he died.

The Attorneys Fidelity Fund is the watchdog over attorneys’ trust accounts.

Van der Westhuizen’s lawyer argued that the fund had to pay when an attorney misappropriated a client’s funds.

The fund argued that the money was not stolen.

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