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SIFISO NDZABANDZABA OF SITSATSAWENI: I am living in poverty after accident, lawyer Madzinane made me to sign R200,000.00 out of court settlement offer and disappeared.

Thursday, 5th October, 2023

MBABANE: Sifiso Ndzabandzaba of Sitsatsaweni alleges that, lawyer Sipho Anthony Madzinane made him to sign a document accepting two-hundred thousand Rands(R200,000.00) of our court settlement offer and subsequently disappeared without paying him any cent.

Speaking to this Swaziland News this week, Ndzabandzaba said, he engaged the services of the lawyer after being involved in a tractor accident and was subsequently admitted in a South African hospital for treatment.

“The South African hospital committed a blunder while treating me and I ended-up struggling to walk.I hired the lawyer and the hospital made an offer and that was around 2013. The lawyer made me to sign a document accepting  R200,000.00 as an out of court settlement but he later disappeared and refused to pick-up my calls,” he said.

Ndzabandzaba alleged that he reported the matter to the Law Society of Swaziland(LSS) but again, he struggled to receive assistance.

Reached for comments on Thursday afternoon, lawyer Anthony Sipho Madzinane confirmed knowledge of the matter but said, Ndzabandzaba rushed to report him to the Law Society and therefore, he decided to drop the matter as the client was no longer having trust on him.

“I am aware of the matter, the hospital made an offer and I think that’s the document he is talking about. While working on the matter, I was also communicating with South African lawyers but Ndzabandzaba rushed to report me to the Law Society and I ended-up dropping the matter because it seems he was no longer trusting me.Now that, he has approached you, I am not sure if he wants me to continue with the matter”, said the lawyer.

Efforts are being made by this Swaziland News to contact the South African hospitals, to ascertain if the lawyer eventually received the money on behalf of Ndzabandzaba or not.

But lawyer  Madzinane urged this journalist to asked Ndzabandzaba if he wants him to continue working on the matter or not.

Charity Simelane, the Secretary General(SG) of the Law Society of Swaziland(LSS) told this publication that,she will have to check the status of the matter.

“I will check the details of the matter, we had a backlog of cases after the delay in appointing the Chairperson.Now we have Zweli Jele as the Chairperson and we working on such cases, I will check and come back to you”, said the Secretary General of the Law Society.

SIFISO NDZABANDZABA OF SITSATSAWENI: I am living in poverty after accident, lawyer Madzinane made me to sign R200,000.00 out of court settlement offer and disappeared.
Sifiso Ndzabandzaba alleges that lawyer Sipho Madzinane made him to sign a document accepting R200,000.00.