Judge John Hlophe of the Western Cape approached the Johannesburg High Court to review and revoke the Judiciary Services Commission’s (JSC) decision.
In court documents, Hlophe is trying to thwart Speaker of the House and President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The Constitution empowers the President to suspend judges. The subject of impeachment by Congress.
The Parliamentary Judiciary Committee is currently processing JSC recommendations. Last week, a parliamentary legal counsel told me that there was no need to develop rules regarding the dismissal of judges.
Hlophe was convicted by a judicial referee earlier this year for attempting to influence two Constitutional Court judges, Chris Jafta and Bess Nkabinde, on an issue involving the then president of ANC Jacob Zuma. ..
Discussion on Judge John Hlophe’s Conviction: Paul Hoffman:
In April, the Court of Justice said in a statement that Hlophe’s actions seriously threatened the independence, impartiality and dignity of the Constitutional Court.
In 2008, Judges Bess Nkabinde and Chris Jaffta support Kholop’s decision in support of then-ANC President Jacob Zuma, who was facing a corruption trial on the Thales issue. Insisted that.
The judiciary now states that Hlophe’s actions violated the provisions of Article 165 of the Constitution in that it attempted to improperly influence two judges in the Constitutional Court to violate the oath of office. I am.
The court said his actions also threatened public confidence in the judicial system.
The Judicial Services Committee will review the findings of the report.
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