Serjeant at the Bar | Why wasn't Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe placed on suspension?

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Serjeant at the Bar writes that the John Hlophe case has caused massive damage to the judiciary's legitimacy as a critical institution, being the primary custodian of the Constitution, and even more significant harm to the reputation of the JSC.   


Can anyone who watched the recent performances of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) be truly surprised that, even after 12 years and following a carefully articulated unanimous finding by the Judicial Conduct Tribunal, no decision was reached by the JSC on the possible impeachment of Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe?

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