Hawks probe lawyer who 'pocketed' millions in RAF claims

The net is closing on personal injury litigation lawyer Zuko Nonxuba‚ who has allegedly pocketed millions in Road Accident Fund claims paid out to victims he represented‚ the Sunday Times newspaper reported.

A six-week  investigation into Nonxuba’s practices has uncovered how the Eastern Cape lawyer — who sells himself as a crusader for justice — allegedly enriches himself on the pain of broken rural people‚ many of them illiterate.

Nonxuba first came to prominence in January‚ when the Sunday Times highlighted the plight of paraplegic Avela Mathimba‚ who was involved in a legal tussle with Nonxuba to get access to R9.6-million awarded to him more than two years ago in claims against the RAF and the Eastern Cape health department.

The newspaper has established that the Hawks in the Eastern Cape‚ in conjunction with the police’s Commercial Crimes Unit‚ are investigating 31 complaints‚ worth a staggering R27-million‚ by former clients of Nonxuba.

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