Black lawyers supports judges code
Johannesburg - The Black Lawyers Association has come out in support of draft regulations before Parliament proposing that judges disclose their financial interests, according to a report on Friday.
Its president, Busani Mabunda, said that as the custodians of the Constitution, "which is unequivocal on issues of transparency and accountability", the judiciary should "lead the pack", the Business Day reported.
The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution and the National Association of Democratic Lawyers have also backed the regulations, which propose that judges and their families disclose their interests outside the judiciary.
According to the government, the draft regulations, which were opposed by 200 judges, were aimed at preventing corruption.