JSC gets complaint against Moseneke

2011-11-01 22:12
Johannesburg - A complaint has been lodged with the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) against Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke, JSC spokesperson Dumisa Ntsebeza said on Tuesday.

"I'm informed by the JSC secretariat that a complaint of that nature has been received."

He reportedly failed to recuse himself in a case linked to a consortium in which his brother was a director. Further details were not available from him.

Business Day reported that the complainants allege that Moseneke presided over a case and wrote the judgment in a case where his brother Tiego was a director of a company awarded a disputed tender.

The report continued that his conduct had been questioned by Brian Patrick de Lacy and Barry Beadon, owners of Cornastone e-Commerce Services.

Their complaint was about a case involving a tender to supply electronic pension and benefit payouts in the North West.

The dispute arose in 2002 when the Post Office awarded a contract to the Kumo Consortium of which Tiego Moseneke was a director, to provide payment services for the North West government, with the expectation that these would be extended countrywide.

De Lacy and Beadon alleged that the tender process was fraudulent and took the matter to the South Gauteng  High Court in Johannesburg to seek damages of R60m - profits they calculated their company would have made had it won the contract.

In 2008, the South Gauteng High Court found the tender awarded to Kumo had been subject to fraudulent and corrupt behaviour by certain Post Office employees and awarded damages, the report continued.

This was overturned on appeal, and again at the Constitutional Court.

The Post Office cancelled Kumo's contract, but Cornastone continued its efforts to obtain the tender.

Comment from Moseneke was not immediately available. Moseneke will be on long leave next year from February 15 to May 31.

The two had also unsuccessfully complained to the JSC about the appeal court's handing of the matter. On the JSC's advice, they made two previous applications to the Constitutional Court, before this year's unsuccessful application.

- SAPA
Read more on:    jsc  |  dumisa ntsebeza  |  dikgang moseneke  |  judiciary
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
8 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Sport
 

Goalkeeper saves five penalties with his FACE!

Nothing, and we mean nothing, will keep goalkeeper Scott Stirling from stopping the ball!

 
 

Men24.com

Hottie of the day: Jesselyn
This invention makes farts smell like chocolate!
11 things men don’t know about their clothes
Hilarious mortal kombat elevator prank!

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to 60% on toys!

Don’t miss out on this hot offer, save up to 60% on toys. While stocks last. Shop now!

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Save up to R2200 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 35% off books

Save up to 35% on the latest page-turners. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

The Moon has moved into your sign, emphasizing the need to connect things to work together. There is a tendency to focus too far...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.