JSC has decided on Motata

2011-06-27 13:18

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has decided how to deal with an AfriForum complaint against Judge Nkola Motata, a convicted drunken driver.

“I know that a decision was made but it still has to be communicated [to Motata],” said JSC spokesperson Dumisa Ntsebeza.

The JSC would only make its decision public once Motata had been informed, he added. “The secretariat of the JSC should send a letter [to Motata] today [Monday].”

The JSC was asked to consider a complaint from civil rights organisation AfriForum against Motata, who allegedly made racist remarks after crashing his car in 2007.

He was convicted of drunken driving two years later, but was still on extended leave with full pay.

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe earlier this year said he believed Motata should remain on special leave until the JSC had concluded its investigation into the gross misconduct complaint laid by AfriForum.

AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel said this morning that he had not been informed of any decision by the JSC.

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