Helen Zille: Judge Hlophe saga must not be allowed to turn racial

2008-06-13 00:00

Cape Town - The latest affair relating to Cape Judge President John Hlophe should not be allowed to degenerate into a racial slanging match, Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said yesterday.

Earlier this month, Constitutional Court judges accused Hlophe of trying to influence the bench in an improper manner and for trying to influence the court's decision over search and seizure raids carried out by the Scorpions on properties of Jacob Zuma and French arms manufacturing giant Thint.

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