John Hlope's 'fraudster' son back in the dock

His new fraud case relates to use of a dead person's card

14 January 2018 - 00:51 By PHILANI NOMBEMBE

Deadbeat dads are a serious problem, but delinquent children can be just as grim.
Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe's son is the latest to engrave his name on the list of children whose actions have left their high-profile parents red-faced.
Hlophe joins a number of eminent South Africans who have faced the same familial and PR nightmare, including Nobel peace prize laureates Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and former presidents FW de Klerk and Nelson Mandela.THUTHUKA HLOPHE
Thuthuka Hlophe, pictured, son of Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, outside the Bellville Regional Court where, in a sentencing agreement in 2012, he was sentenced to a fine of R10,000 and given a three-year prison sentence that was suspended.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s son Trevor, pictured, had run-ins with the law back in the 1990s. He was convicted for contravening the Civil Aviation Act in East London in 1991 for telling airport officials ‘Remember Lockerbie?’ while punching a calculator.
A bomb search ensued. The same year he was fined R20 for trespassing at Newspaper House – home to the Herald – in Port Elizabeth
In 2012 FW de Klerk was sued for the maintenance of two granddaughters. Nicolene, the wife of his son Willem, pictured, said the former president was ‘legally liable’ for R33,138.
Earlier, Nicolene lodged a complaint against Willem for his failure to comply with a court order directing him to pay monthly maintenance of R18,000 as well as medical, educational and accommodation costs for his family...

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