SCA refuses to hear appeal by dodgy Lottery lawyer

The Legal Practice Council will now have to reconsider GroundUp’s complaint against Lesley Ramulifho

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Image from Lesley Ramulifho’s Instagram page (fair use). Despite a plethora of evidence of corruption and fraud Ramulifho appears to live a jet set lifestyle.

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has rejected attorney Lesley Ramulifho’s application for leave to appeal against GroundUp.

In May 2020 GroundUp lodged a complaint with the Legal Practice Council (LPC) against Ramulifho for forging documents in court papers filed against GroundUp.

The LPC dismissed GroundUp’s complaint in October 2020.

Following a request for reasons for the LPC’s decision, GroundUp then, in 2021, took the LPC and Ramulifho to court to force the LPC to properly consider the complaint.

In May 2023 the Gauteng High Court ruled in GroundUp’s favour and ordered the LPC to investigate Ramulifho.

Ramulifho then sought leave to appeal from the Gauteng High Court, which was rejected in September 2023.

Ramulifho then sought leave to appeal from the SCA. The request was dismissed this week.

“The application for leave to appeal is dismissed with costs on the grounds that there is no reasonable prospect of success in an appeal and there is no other compelling reason why an appeal should be heard,” the SCA’s short order reads.

The Legal Practice Council will now have to properly investigate GroundUp’s complaint against Ramulifho, made almost four years ago.

TOPICS:  National Lotteries Commission

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