Spies were paid to eavesdrop on clients and employees in a drama involving a R62m insurance claim. The evidence was filed at court last month.
Former Investec chairman, Hugh Herman's mates Ian Geoffrey Chait, sons Anton and Staurt Chait, Naftali Novick and Ian Fife who were all once co-speculators in various property ventures with him are being hounded by Investec who is seeking to recover R4.5m (plus ten years interest) from them.
Instructions from Investec head office included monitoring bank records and tapping phone lines. Gert Olivier, a captain in the Police Force and a member of the riot squad in Alexandra, used his official position to obtain banking details and statements.
Leonard Katz of Sonnenbergs provided the list of allleged suspects: Les Haupt, Shahied Noor, Faizel Noor, Leonard Fourie, Rashad Khan Attorneys, Mariam Noor and Associates, and Beryl Lamjopoullis. (More names would be added later.)