Continuing from “From Debt to Riches” by Phumelele Ndumo

Some tracing agents who are supposed to obtain the debtor’s signature on the Section 58 forms agreeing to the judgement simply forge the debtor’s signature. When a debt is prescribed, the only way to obtain a garnishee order against a debtor is if the debtor signs a Section 58 form, consenting to a garnishee order or judgement.

Human resource managers should therefore ask for a copy of the Section 58 forms and compare the signatures on the form with their employee’s signature before making the deduction.