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Western Cape High Court Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe is to face an inquiry after a senior colleague lodged a complaint against her and her husband, the judge president in that division, according to the secretariat of the Judicial Conduct Committee.
The judges of the Western Cape High Court agree that for as long as claims of gross misconduct levelled against Judge President John Hlophe remain unresolved, the public's confidence in the division will be impaired.
The Cape Bar Council has written to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng requesting that Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe and his deputy Judge Patricia Goliath not perform their functions until there is an outcome to the explosive allegations.
The DA calls on the Judicial Service Commission to place Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe on suspension immediately following allegations of gross misconduct, nepotism and abuse of power.
The General Council of the Bar has urged Judge President John Hlophe and Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe to request special leave pending deliberations into a scathing complaint by the deputy judge president of the Western Cape High Court.
The Judicial Service Commission says the complaint lodged against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe and his wife, Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe, will be dealt with by a statuary body chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo and other senior judges of the superior courts.
Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe has accused Deputy Judge President of the Western Cape High Court Patricia Goliath of attempting to oust Judge President John Hhlope in order to succeed him.
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