Taking his seat in his chambers, Judge President Tim Toffee faced the two opposing lawyers.
“So” he said, “I have been presented, by both of you, with a bribe”.
Both lawyers start squirming uncomfortably in their chairs.
“You attorney Varkel, gave me R 750,000. And you, attorney Lucas, gave me R 500,000”.
Judge President Tim Toffee then reaches into his jacket pocket and pulls out a cheque. He hands the cheque to attorney Varkel.
“Now then gentlemen, I’m returning R 250,000 to attorney Varkel, and we’re going to decide this case solely on the merits”.