Goliath vs Hlophe: Judge President counters deputy's 'shotgun approach' in complaint of his own

2020-02-12 18:03

Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe has filed his own complaint against his Deputy Judge Patricia Goliath, charging that the allegations she has raised against him create a "false and unfortunate impression" that he abuses his judicial position.

Hlophe takes on Goliath in scathing response to JSC complaint: 'All the hallmarks of a paranoid judge'

2020-02-09 15:22

Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe has reduced the gross misconduct allegation lodged against him by his deputy as a complaint that has "all the hallmarks of a paranoid judge with little appreciation of collegiality, restraint, composure and confidentiality".

Goliath vs Hlophe: Judge President 'should take voluntary leave' pending gross misconduct claim

2020-02-02 07:31

The credibility of the Western Cape High Court is in jeopardy if Judge President John Hlophe remains at the helm pending the outcome of a gross misconduct complaint lodged against him, a senior judge says.

Adriaan Basson | Is Judge John Hlophe above the law?

2020-01-27 06:00

Since 2004, complaints have piled up against Hlophe at the JSC's office. The list is filled with allegations you don't want the most senior judge in one of the most important jurisdictions in your country to face, writes Adriaan Basson.

Call to immediately suspend Judge President Hlophe amid gross misconduct claims

2020-01-22 19:31

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.

Goliath vs Hlophe: Deputy claims Cape Judge President wanted judges ‘favourably disposed’ to Zuma on nuclear deal case

2020-01-21 15:12

In a blistering complaint to the Judicial Service Commission, the deputy judge president in the Western Cape has alleged that her boss, Judge President John Hlophe, wanted certain appointments in a nuclear case in which former president Jacob Zuma was a respondent.

10 years later, still no action on Hlophe complaint

2019-09-07 11:38

More than 10 years after two judges complained about his conduct, questions about Western Cape Judge President John Mandlakayise Hlophe remain unanswered, as Justice Edwin Cameron noted in his farewell speech.

Judicial Conduct Tribunal postponed after judge recuses himself

2018-07-02 13:18

The Judicial Conduct Tribunal set up to hear complaints against Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe has hit yet another snag.

No explanation as to why Cape Judge President John Hlophe has 16 outstanding judgments

2018-06-29 12:23

Sixteen of Cape Judge President John Hlophe's judgments at the Western Cape High Court have been outstanding for more than half a year. Six of these have been outstanding since 2016.

Judge Hlophe skirts conflict

2017-10-08 05:47

Rights unit says judge president should have recused himself from all Western Cape JSC interviews.


'Irresponsible and false' - Hlophe denies claim he wanted to appoint judges favourable to Zuma

2020-02-09 15:49

The reference to former president Jacob Zuma in his deputy's complaint against him was an "irresponsible and manufactured false allegation made simply to spice up the gravity of the case against me", Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe has charged.

Adriaan Basson: Mogoeng must lead in the Hlophe morass

2020-02-05 08:29

Despite confirmation that it will investigate the matter (as it should), the JSC provides no comfort to the judges, prosecutors, attorneys, advocates, witnesses, victims and accused persons who must appear before the Hlophes, writes Adriaan Basson.

Now it’s Hlophe vs Goliath as Judge President plans counter complaint, defamation suit

2020-01-31 06:16

Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe and Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe plan to sue Deputy Judge President Patricia Goliath for defamation, their attorney confirms.

Judge Salie-Hlophe paints Deputy Judge President Goliath as racist, ambitious with an 'unhealthy obsession' with her marriage

2020-01-25 17:58

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.

Goliath vs Hlophe: Unhappiness after Rohde trial allocated to 'junior judge' Salie-Hlophe, deputy claims

2020-01-22 07:29

The allocation of the Jason Rohde murder trial to Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe by her husband Judge President John Hlophe resulted in unhappiness among her colleagues, Deputy Judge President Patricia Goliath has charged in a formal complaint.

Patricia Goliath vs John Hlophe: Scathing complaint lodged against the Cape's most senior judge…by his deputy

2020-01-21 12:17

Verbal abuse, victimisation, preferential treatment of his wife and even the physical assault of a subordinate are some of the allegations contained in a complaint lodged against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe by his deputy, Patricia Goliath.

Western Cape High Court backlog getting worse

2018-09-04 07:35

The backlog of late judgments at the Western Cape High Court keeps getting worse.

Judge President Hlophe to appear before Judicial Conduct Tribunal

2018-07-02 07:09

Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe will face a Judicial Conduct Tribunal for allegedly attempting to influence Constitutional Court judges in a case involving former president Jacob Zuma.

Political disputes don't belong in courts - Hlophe

2018-03-06 12:59

Political disputes do not belong in courts unless there is a serious violation of rights, Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe says.

SCA slams Hlophe in judgment

2017-06-11 06:05

The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe may have been biased in a case in which he granted an order in favour of a businessman represented by Hlophe’s own attorney.

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