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Could you please elaborate on your ongoing battle with Absa Trust? What mistakes did they commit?
Banks are usually the worst administrators of estates. If you have the financial means to litigate against them, you should bring an application to remove them as administrators of the estate and sue them for damages. If you do not have the means to litigate, you could ask the Law Society to refer you to an attorney who would either do the case pro bono (for free) or on a contingency fee basis (that means he gets a percentage of the money the court will award as damages), but otherwise if these options do not work, I would suggest the Ombudsman route, but also contact Carte Blanche and other consumer watchdogs. You are correct, they should not be allowed to administer estates. My personal experiences with the Ombudsman is that nine times out of ten it is a waste of time. But it is a cheaper route. Shaming them in public is probably going to get the best results. You could also report them on Hello Peter. That seems to work faster than any court process.
Should you have any further queries regarding this issue, I would gladly assist.
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