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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


Henry 1-0* Neville

Thierry Henry’s efforts to become the first soccer player in history to lift rugby’s William Webb Ellis Trophy, while playing in the football World Cup,…

Zuma is nobody’s puppet

When the opposition parties took to the election trail during 2008 and 2009 one of the focal points of their campaign was the fact that…

Make witchcraft a criminal offence

An 81-year-old woman in KwaKwiliza near Mtubatuba in KwaZulu-Natal was stabbed 50 times and had her throat slit because her neighbour accused her of being…

Zuma’s polygamy is fine by me

Reverend Theunis Botha has taken President Jacob Zuma to task for ancestral worship practices which he suggests are a primary cause of Africa’s failure to…

Executing Akmal Shaikh: Part II

In the vast majority of criminal justice systems across the world, a person who is mentally disabled to a degree that they are incapable of…

Executing Akmal Shaikh: Part I

A British man will be executed in China in the early hours of tomorrow morning when a shot is fired into the back of his…