Risen from the dead

Risen from the dead

Attorney who finds himself in hot water pretends to kick the bucket so his life insurance can fund a future in Mauritius.

It is the sort of story that myths and legends are built upon; a bizarre country tale with a serious twist. Residents of the close-knit town of Vryheid in northern KwaZulu-Natal are still seething over their “betrayal” by one of the town’s finest sons – a farmer’s boy who after studying at varsity returned home in 2015 to set up a law practice to serve the community.

Jan Adriaan Venter’s fall from grace has been spectacular.

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