Suspended magistrate gambled during office hours

2013-10-23 08:28

Suspended Kempton Park chief magistrate, Judy van Schalkwyk, will be called to appear before a disciplinary committee on charges of serious misconduct.

Among the complaints the Magistrates Commission will investigate against her is that she ordered magistrates and clerks to take her to gambling venues and private appointments during office hours, Beeld reported.

Magistrates Commission secretary, Danie Schoeman, confirmed Van Schalkwyk’s hearing would begin as soon as possible.

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe informed her on June 4 in writing she was being temporarily suspended until disciplinary proceedings had been completed.

Her suspension was ratified by the National Council of Provinces yesterday.

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