Legal hanky-panky at Master's office

Legal hanky-panky at Master's office

It is widely believed in legal circles that bribery and corruption pervade the Master’s office, the division of the Department of Justice that deals with deceased estates and insolvencies.

Tamsanqa Moya’s two buses plied the 860km run between Johannesburg and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – a nice little business. Until, that is, he decided to expand his fleet with the addition of two luxury coaches from China, 55-seaters, with reclining seats and air conditioning that would take his business to a new level.

The deal was arranged by a 53-year-old Joburg businessman Mahomed Saloojee who represented a close coroporation owned by his wife which supplied Combis to the taxi industry. “Tami” Moya paid R1.3 million for the coaches into the cc’s account at FNB. But when he contacted Shenyang Brilliance Jinbei Automobile in Shenyang five months later regarding progress on his order, he was shattered to be told that the Chinese company does not make coaches and they had not received his R1.3m.

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