John Mubangizi | JSC accountability: A guardian does not need a guard

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Every effort has to be made to ensure that the JSC succeeds, argues the author. (iStock)
Every effort has to be made to ensure that the JSC succeeds, argues the author. (iStock)

Any attempts to create an external body to oversee the judiciary would be an affront to the sanctity of judicial independence, writes Dean of Law at UFS university, Professor John C Mubangizi.

Claims and allegations of "judges behaving badly" in South Africa are not new.

In that regard, the long-standing allegations against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe and the saga involving Judge Nkola Motata immediately come to mind. So too does the issue of Judge Mabel Jansen and the statements she made on Facebook about race and black culture.

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