William Saunderson-Meyer
3 minute read
9 Jul 2022
5:45 am

Dali Mpofu’s ‘shut up’ incident and the English nuance excuse

William Saunderson-Meyer

The LPC’s investigatory committee argued that 'nothing justified telling a witness or a colleague to shut up'.

Advocate Dali Mpofu. Picture: Gallo Images / Lefty Shivambu

It was briefly cheering that the Zondo commission demonstrated that there’s still some bite in the old judicial bulldog. However, the post-1994 litter of pups is toothless. The Legal Practice Council (LPC) has tied itself into intellectual knots to avoid having to chastise the legal enfant terrible of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), advocate Dali Mpofu. The LPC has ruled that is not “rude or discourteous” to tell a minister and his advocate to “shut up” in a judicial commission hearing. ALSO READ: ‘Criticism is fine, but insults are unwelcomed’ – Mpofu on JSC interviews Well, that is, not if you grew...