Judge Motata must repay part of R14m salary - FF Plus

2016-11-01 17:48
 Judge Nkola Motata (File, Netwerk24)

Judge Nkola Motata (File, Netwerk24)

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Cape Town – High Court Judge Nkola Motata has made R13 919 622 in nine years, without setting foot in a courtroom.

And he might not have to repay a cent of it, even if he is found guilty of gross misconduct, according to Justice Minister Michael Masutha’s reply to a parliamentary question from the FF Plus.

FF Plus MP Corné Mulder on Tuesday called for his matter to be concluded. It was a disgrace that the process was being indefinitely protracted while taxpayers were funding a convicted person’s life of luxury.

“The FF Plus will now put pressure on the Judicial Conduct Tribunal to finalise this matter without delay, and insists that Motata pays back a part of his salary,” Mulder said.

Motata has been on special leave since January 2007, after he crashed his Jaguar through the boundary wall of a house in Hurlingham, Johannesburg, while drunk. He was found guilty of drunk driving in 2009.

“No boer is going to undermine me; this used to be the white man’s land but it is not anymore,” he said at the scene of his crash, it emerged in court. 

Masutha said proceedings at the Judicial Conduct Tribunal had been postponed until the finalisation of Motata’s challenge to the constitutionality of sections of the Judicial Services Commission Act.

“However Judge Motata’s special leave is not subject to a condition that the judge would have to repay the money earned if he is found guilty of gross misconduct by the Judicial Conduct Tribunal,” the minister said.

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