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Impeachment of Judge John Hlophe could go ahead but SCA ruling still pending

 

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Cape Town – While calls are mounting for President Cyril Ramaphosa to suspend Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe, his lawyer said it could all come to nothing should the Supreme Court of Appeal set aside the Judicial Tribunal finding which recommended Hlophe’s suspension.

On Monday, a JSC statement read: “At its meeting on Monday, July 25, 2022, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC)… deliberated and resolved to advise the president to suspend Judge President Hlophe. This is following the decision of the JSC on August 25, 2021… that Judge President Hlophe is guilty of gross misconduct.”

Hlophe was found guilty of gross misconduct in April 2021 by the Judicial Conduct Tribunal after allegations that he tried to influence the outcome of a pending Constitutional Court matter involving former president

 

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