Gupta lawyer Gert van der Merwe faces possible disbarment if found guilty

Eye Witness News reporter Barry Bateman on Tuesday revealed how the attorney for the Gupta family Gert van der Merwe used his trust fund account to launder money for former Limpopo MEC Miriam Segabutla and businessman Johnny Lucas.

Van der Merwe said in an affidavit that he transported a bag containing R100 000 cash to Segabutla in a hotel room.

The affidavit is part of a deal with the NPA in which van der Merwe is seeking indemnity from prosecution for appearing as a witness for the prosecution.

According to Bateman, van der Merwe said that he did not knowingly take part in any criminal activities and that he did not benefit at all.

Van der Merwe might get indemnity from the NPA but he still has to answer to the Law Society of the Northern Provinces with regards to the alleged case of money laundering, adds Bateman.

The Gupta lawyer could be found no longer fit to practice as an attorney if found guilty of laundering money through his trust fund account.

Read: EWN reveals how notorious Gupta lawyer denies involvement in money laundering

To hear more of this report by Barry Bateman, listen below:


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