48-year-old attorney Sebabatso Jeremiah Radebe was sentenced to immediate imprisonment in the Harrismith Magistrates court on Friday
OFM News reports that according to police spokesperson Christopher Singo, Radebe was convicted of theft and contravention of the administration of estates act following an incident in 2014.
“Radebe was appointed by the beneficiaries as an executor for an estate of a deceased. He claimed the money on behalf of the beneficiaries, who are the children of the deceased, to the amount of R261 000″ says Singo.
Singo tells OFM News that Radebe was subjected to several court appearances and was finally sentenced to six years direct imprisonment for theft, including 12 months imprisonment for the said act. This sentence was however suspended for five years, adds Singo.
“Radebe was practicing in Qwaqwa at the time of the incident. He was appointed by the beneficiaries as an executor for an estate of the deceased, but did not pay the money that he claimed to the beneficiaries as was expected.”
Singo concludes by stating that prior to Radebe’s conviction the matter was reported to the police and the case was entrusted to the Hawks in Bethlehem for further investigations, which later lead to Radebes conviction.