Editorial
2 minute read
12 Apr 2021
6:32 am

Hlophe ruling shows that SA’s judiciary is alive and well

Editorial

Our judges are the proverbial guardians of the gates of the city of our society.

Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe is pictured at Premier Hotel, OR Tambo International Airport, 7 December 2020, at the gross misconduct tribunal where he's accused of trying to influence 2 ConCourt justices in Zuma's favour in 2008. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

  Accountability Now director Advocate Paul Hoffman SC has made an interesting observation on the finding by the Judicial Conduct Tribunal that Judge John Hlophe acted with gross misconduct when he tried to sway two judges to rule in favour of former president Jacob Zuma. Hoffman noted the irony in the fact that Zuma has been complaining loud and long about what he sees as corruption within the judiciary … yet the man actually found guilty of misconduct had been trying to get him off. It remains to be seen whether Hlophe’s misconduct is considered serious enough that he would...

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