Karyn Maughan | Hlophe minority decision proves, yet again, just how broken the JSC is

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Judge John Hlophe was found guilty of gross misconduct in that he had tried to influence two Constitutional Court judges. Photo: Isabel Venter
Judge John Hlophe was found guilty of gross misconduct in that he had tried to influence two Constitutional Court judges. Photo: Isabel Venter

One-third of the legal professionals who evaluated the damning gross misconduct report on Judge President John Hlophe found there was no basis to impeach him - but they did so based on baseless and misogynistic grounds, writes Karyn Maughan.

When Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe was first accused of trying to swing a crucial Constitutional Court ruling in favour of then-ANC president Jacob Zuma, he attacked the integrity of the apex court and its leadership - and claimed they were driven by malice and racism.

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