Hlophe tribunal challlenge dismissed, again

2014-11-22 16:47

Johannesburg - The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has denied two Constitutional Court judges leave to appeal a previous ruling on the lawfulness of a JSC probe into Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, Beeld reported on Saturday.

On Thursday the court dismissed the application brought by Justices Bess Nkabinde and Chris Jafta, clearing the way for the Judicial Service's Commission (JSC) tribunal to go ahead.

They sought to appeal the court's previous ruling upholding the legitimacy of both the allegations of misconduct against Hlophe and the tribunal.

In 2008, Jafta and Nkabinde alleged Hlophe approached them while they were considering a corruption case involving President Jacob Zuma and arms company Thint in the multi-billion rand arms deal.

The judges regarded discussing the case with them as an attempt to improperly influence its outcome and a complaint was lodged.

  • carmen.tatumm - 2014-11-22 17:10

    Hmmmmm wonder why?

  • NoAbsolutes - 2014-11-22 17:45

    And meanwhile, for 6 long years, life goes on sweetly for Hlophe.

  • Barrie Naylor - 2014-11-22 17:49

    Looks like Mr. Teflon Zuma has got away again.

  • Roy Skea - 2014-11-22 17:56

    I'm trying to figure what the "Reporter" is trying to say? If said "Reporter" can't even spell the word "Challenge" in the headline, how can the content be accurate? Just wondering.....

  • Andrew M - 2014-11-23 06:56

    Six years have passed and still no outcome, an amazing tale of woeful judiciary.

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2014-11-23 09:25

    How long is this charade still going to last?.

  • Shireen Eva - 2014-11-23 09:35

    Nowhere to run...nowhere to hide!!

  • Erich Goosen - 2014-11-23 10:15

    The 2 Constitutional judges kickstarted the proceedings against Hlope and are now backing down. So much for the integrity of certain judges of our highest court.

  • Huge Mar - 2014-11-23 10:46

    not in 100 years has there ever been a judge to bring the jsc in disrepute. .until zuma's buddy hlope. .everything touched by this moron is corrupt. .SA rotting away

  • CliveK - 2014-11-23 13:30

    Hlope is stone-walling like number 1.

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