SATURDAY PROFILE | Siraj Desai hangs up his robes: 'I didn't want to become a judge'

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Judge Siraj Desai speaks to us after his retirement.
Judge Siraj Desai speaks to us after his retirement.
Jaco Marais

Judge Siraj Desai, who has just turned 70 and is retiring from the Bench, discusses his hopes of once becoming an English teacher, why he eventually became a judge and what it was like watching his hero die with Karyn Maughan.

When Judge Siraj Desai was 28 years old, he watched his hero die.

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