Black Lawyers Association president files urgent court application challenging suspension

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Black Lawyers Association (BLA) president Mashudu Kutama has filed an urgent application in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg challenging his suspension.

In court papers, Kutama described his suspension as an "ambush", saying he was not afforded an opportunity to make representations on the suspension.

He argued the suspension was a "palace coup intended to oust me from the BLA presidency and/or to prevent me from running for office when elections are due in a few months' time".  

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