Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
4 minute read
27 Jul 2022
7:52 pm

John Hlophe misconduct saga several years from reaching a conclusion

Sipho Mabena

Judge John Hlophe has been described as a master of delaying tactics, but the JSC is alsounder fire for taking 14 years to act.

Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe. Picture: Gallo Images/Foto24/Nelius Rademan

It will be years before Western Cape judge president John Hlophe’s over a decade long gross misconduct saga is resolved, with the snail's pace at which the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has been acting catching plenty of flak from experts. Hlophe's defence team have indicated their intention to challenge the JSC's recommendation that President Cyril Ramaphosa put him on suspension, meant to pave the way for impeachment proceedings. Also Read: JSC recommends Hlophe’s suspension to Ramaphosa Freedom Under Law (FUL), which has worked tirelessly to see the matter through, has lamented that Hlophe appears to be using the same elaborate...