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JSA heads to court to have controversial 'changed man' advocate Seth Nthai disbarred again

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Seth Nthai in the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane.
Seth Nthai in the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane.
Jeanette Chabalala, News24

The Johannesburg Society of Advocates (JSA) says advocate Seth Nthai's self-admitted efforts to solicit a R5 million bribe from Italian businesses locked in a mining rights dispute with the South African government were not only a "serious crime", but also a "staggering breach of... the most basic duties of a decent human being".

"He [Nthai] engaged in extensive negotiations to secure the bribe and threatened the CEO of the opposing party with negative publicity if the bribe was not paid," the JSA states in court papers filed at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA). This forms part of a legal bid to overturn Nthai's controversial readmission to the Bar that will be heard on 2 November.

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