Analysis | Battle looms over the selection of judges

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Judge Dhaya Pillay. Picture: TWITTER
Judge Dhaya Pillay. Picture: TWITTER


The judiciary suffers when powerful individuals weaponise litigation to dispute judges’ impartiality.

“They were both members of the governing party and they were at war with each other ... But what I saw beneath was a problem I was never going to be able to resolve. The source of the conflict was way beyond my competence and knowledge, and it wasn’t a matter before me.”

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ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has written a letter suspending party president Cyril Ramaphosa in apparent retaliation after he was served with a letter of suspension on Wednesday.
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