High Court judge caught up in maintenance tug of war between ex-husband and daughter

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Gayaat Salie-Hlophe.
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Judges are used to presiding over bitter maintenance disputes, but this time leading Western Cape High Court Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe finds herself caught up in a complex dispute involving her ex-husband and her estranged adult daughter. 

It has already been a dramatic week mixed with victory and sorrow for Salie-Hlophe, who is married to Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe.

Salie-Hlophe's ex-husband, lawyer Adrian Samuels, faces arrest after the Western Cape High Court ruled on Tuesday that he was in contempt of court for not paying a long-standing child maintenance debt to her after they divorced.

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