Ntsikelelo Mdyogolo’s application for admission as an attorney has been scuppered by ‘bizarre and nonsensical’ claims around 1994 robbery, writes Carmel Rickard Nearly 20 years after the truth & reconciliation commission (TRC) ended, who could have predicted its resurrection in a current court case? But it is playing a pivotal role in Ntsikelelo Mdyogolo’s application for admission as an attorney.His application papers listed three convictions for criminal offences, including a puzzling 1994 armed robbery, with aggravating circumstances, of a petrol station. When he first applied to the Eastern Cape high court for admission last year, Mdyogolo disclosed that he had asked the TRC for amnesty in relation to this incident. Judge Clive Plasket postponed the case so Mdyogolo could provide supplementary material, including judgments in the robbery trial, along with his application to the TRC.Reactivating his application more than a year later, Mdyogolo said the trial records had been dest...

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