Lawyer Zuko Nonxuba is facing serious allegations, he is accused of stealing R24m from a disabled boy. The money was part of a settlement obtained for the child, who was left severely disabled due to state negligence.
The settlement was obtained five years ago. Despite the child’s severe disability, Nonxuba insists that the boy’s mother is not owed any of the settlement money because the boy has since passed away.
Lawyer accused of stealing R24m from disabled boy and other victims
The victims in this case are not just limited to the disabled boy and his mother. Other mothers, whose children were awarded multimillion-rand medical negligence settlements by the Eastern Cape health department after being deprived of oxygen during their births, have also come forward. They claim that they only received between R150,000 and R300,000 from Nonxuba.
The impact of such actions is far-reaching. It not only affects the victims directly involved but also undermines public trust in legal professionals and the justice system as a whole. It highlights the need for stricter oversight and regulation in handling settlement funds, especially those intended for vulnerable individuals.
This case serves as a stark reminder of the importance of ethics and integrity in the legal profession. It underscores the need for stringent measures to prevent such incidents from happening in the future. As this case unfolds, it will be interesting to see how it influences policies and practices related to handling settlement funds in South Africa.