Ginger Baker was taken to the cleaners after showering a pretty bank clerk with gifts, the Paarl regional court heard, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday.
Lindiwe Noko, a bank clerk is accused of siphoning off half a million rand from Bakers bank account.
The court heard how Baker paid for an operation to remove a lump from Noko's eye - turning her into a stunner.
She looked "beautiful" afterwards, he told the court.
The two men at the local First National Bank where he was a client and she was an employee, the newspaper reported.