Zuurbekom church attack | Lawyer appears in court for fraud

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JOHANNESBURG - Members of the IPHC Jerusalem church protested outside the Westonaria magistrate's court on Tuesday morning.

Lawyer Goodwill Papie Maluleke appeared in court on charges of fraud.

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He has allegedly defrauded the church of more than R200,000.

Maluleke represented 42 congregants linked to the 2020 Zuurbekom massacre.

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The matter was struck off the roll and the bail paid was meant to be returned, but it never was.

Maluleke's lawyer Zola Majavu said he remains confident.

"We will be back in court next week," he said.


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