Question posted in the Family Law category relating to Gauteng
My name is Mlungisi Mathope and I have a problem regarding unpaid lent money. I used to live with my aunt after my mother passed away and she knew I had an inheritance coming. She lent some money (approximately R+50k), we made a rough contract stating that she would pay the money back.
Unfortunately I was 18 and had no idea that I'd be soon facing some trouble. I originally was going to use the capital to further my education but as soon as I requested the money from my aunt she kept on giving me stories. So I went to Legal Aid and I was told to move out before any legal action could be taken. After some time I moved out, tried contacting Legal Aid to no avail.
The capital still hasn't been returned even after I confronted her about it. I thought I was helping out little did I know...
I'd appreciate any advice on how to deal with this matter.
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What you need to do, unfortunately, is to sue her either at the Magistrates Court for the return of your money. You'll either need a lawyer or a pro bono lawyer.
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