Judge to face probe for taking 6 years to complete cases

2014-10-07 08:58

A full bench of the North Gauteng High Court has dismissed a retired judge’s application to prevent a probe into outstanding judgments.

Former judge Ntsikelelo Poswa’s application aimed to block a Judicial Service Commission investigation after complaints that he had not completed a number of judgments for more than a year, some for six years.

Poswa contended that, due to being on medical pension, he was under no obligation to complete the judgments, The Star reported today.

Judge Neels Claassen said Poswa had not shown he was not competent to finish the judgments and his assertion “flies in the face of the ethical duties of a judge, whether before or after discharge or retirement”.

Poswa had reportedly complained that the commission had not speedily dealt with the complaint against him. Claassen said “smacks of impertinence”, given the six-year delay in some of Poswa’s outstanding judgments.

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