Hlophe to face tribunal in September

2013-06-25 10:01
John Hlophe (File, Sapa)

John Hlophe (File, Sapa)

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Cape Town - Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe will face a tribunal in September to deal with allegations of gross misconduct, the Cape Times reported on Tuesday.

His attorney Barnabas Xulu told the newspaper the hearing was set down for 30 September to 11 October, in Johannesburg.

In 2008, the judges of the Constitutional Court accused Hlophe of trying to influence the outcome of cases before their court.

These cases were linked to corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma, who was ANC president at the time.

In August 2009, a disciplinary committee of the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) reportedly found insufficient evidence to justify gross misconduct.

According to the Cape Times, the court later ruled against the JSC, after the commission's decision was challenged by Freedom Under Law and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille.

Hlophe's application for leave to appeal the court's findings in the Constitutional Court was reportedly refused and the matter was sent back to the JSC.
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