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Michael Trapido

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Mike Trapido is a criminal attorney and publicist having also worked as an editor and journalist.

He was born in Johannesburg and attended HA Jack and Highlands North High Schools.

He married Robyn in 1984 (Mrs Traps, aka "the government") and has three sons (who all look suspiciously like her ex-boss).

He was a counsellor on the JCCI for a year around 1992.

His passions include Derby County, Blue Bulls, Orlando Pirates, Proteas and Springboks.

He takes Valium in order to cope with Bafana Bafana's results.

Practice Michael Trapido Attorney (civil and criminal) 011 022 7332

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UK commission mulls assisted dying

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Think before you snoop

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If extradited, Dewani faces judge not jury

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Do we have the right to die?

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Assange has screwed US diplomacy

The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, is now the subject matter of an Interpol red notice following a request from Sweden where a warrant for…

I don’t like Annelie Botes…

Annelie Botes, an Afrikaans author, told Rapport newspaper that she doesn’t like black people, she doesn’t understand them and while she knows that they are…