Mogoeng to decide on Hlophe complaints

2012-04-19 11:49

Johannesburg - Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng will make the decision over whether the complaints against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe are valid, according to a report on Thursday.

Four years ago Hlophe was accused of gross misconduct by Constitutional Court judges over allegations that he attempted to influence their rulings.

This was particularly related to corruption charges against now President Jacob Zuma, The Star newspaper reported.

If Mogoeng decides the complaints are valid, he can refer the issue to a committee which will make recommendations to the Judicial Services Commission (JSC).

The power then rests with it as to whether the complaints should be investigated by the judicial conduct tribunal - a three-member team including two judges selected by Mogoeng.

The recent developments have been met with criticism from the non-profit Freedom Under Law organisation, who have challenged the original decision by the JSC to clear Hlophe.

  • Nosiphom - 2012-04-19 11:53

    Ok, we know the answer now, case closed!

      roberta.keeling - 2012-04-19 13:04

      Indeed! The buddy buddy system will save the day for Hlophe.

      Felix - 2012-04-19 13:34

      Sanctions please world, we can't deal with this anymore.

  • christian.helberg - 2012-04-19 11:54

    we all know how this is going to turn out. Didnt zuma appoint Mogoeng for this reason?

      Sharon - 2012-04-19 12:12

      His appointment reeked to high heaven - is this case payback time? Jz's puppies must look out for each other..

      Fussed - 2012-04-19 12:47

      @ Oceanh, Dont you realy mean "Didnt zuma appoint Mogoeng for this Treason?"

  • Alan - 2012-04-19 12:00

    WWWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA !!!!!!!!!!!!!What a joke - รจ - I appoint you - you don't investigate me - dats where tde problem comes !!

  • Peter - 2012-04-19 12:01

    Hlophe influenced Judges to overlook Zuma's case, then Zuma appointed Mogoeng as Chief Justice. I cannot wait for his decision, highly independent!

      Deon - 2012-04-19 12:20

      No as far as I remember the case was witdrawn so the Judges did not make any ruling.

  • Johan - 2012-04-19 12:01

    John Hlophe will walk free !

  • Thoka - 2012-04-19 12:09

    Is this a Joke???

  • jackal666.daniel - 2012-04-19 12:13

    Zuma shouldn't count his chickens before they hatch, Mogoeng is a dark horse and might just not play Zuma's game. In which case Hlops you're going down!

      Wimpie.Haefele - 2012-04-19 12:36

      He will play Zuma's game unless he know Zuma won't be there much longer. He was selected on the basis of pro-zuma and not for competency.

  • Piet - 2012-04-19 12:33

    Keep on voting ANC! VIVA!!!!

  • edwardsch - 2012-04-19 13:23

    OK, lift the carpet.... Here comes the big broom !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Piet - 2012-04-19 13:28

      broom?????? More like start the TLB....

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