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Hi there and thank you for your question,
I will try to assist you with your legal question but please feel free to ask as many follow up questions as you like until you are 100% satisfied.
Please can you re-explain the question using names like "Trustee A" and "Trustee B", or "Bruce" or "Harry".
It'll make it much easier for me to understand what's going on.
If you could also let me have a little information on the trust (e.g. family trust, or something else) it might assist me in understanding whether you can challenge the court order or not.
You can ALWAYS challenge the appointment of a trustee. There are procedures in terms of the Trust Property Control act which deals with this. You'll basically need to prove to the Master that the trustee (C) is not doing his job correctly. There need to be grounds for trustee (C) to be removed. The Master won't just remove him because you don't like him. To me, you'd need to prove that trustee (C) isn't the head of the church and therefore he can't be the trustee. Does that make sense?
I will attempt to assist you further. Just a few questions: Why was no court action contemplated earlier? It's now been 17 years since Trustee B misled the court. What is your role in this issue? What interest do you have? When did Trustee B pass away?