Johannesburg - Convicted racist Vicki Momberg will have to stick with her "incompetent" lawyer, the Randburg Magistrate's Court said on Wednesday.
Magistrate Pravina Raghoonandan said the High Court would have to make a decision on whether Momberg's lawyer, Kingdom Onah, could withdraw his services, when the matter went on appeal.
Onah insisted that he submitted a letter to the high court regarding his withdrawal.
Momberg was sentenced to three years in prison in March last year, with one year suspended, following her racist tirade in 2016. She was found guilty of four counts of crimen injuria on November 3 for hurling racial insults at a black police officer and police call centre operators. She is currently on bail pending the outcome of her appeal.
"It's a last stage for him to withdraw and it's not beneficial for him because I'll have to brief someone else. I've given him the details of the other advocate to get whatever he needs to from him," Momberg said while addressing the court.