Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
3 minute read
19 Sep 2019
7:15 am

Trevor Manuel belittling a judge poses a threat

Brian Sokutu

Making a mockery of judges, as seen in the case of axed Old Mutual CEO Moyo Mashile by Manuel, flies in the face of what we and our forefathers fought for.

Trevor Manuel. Picture: Gallo Images/Foto24/Lisa Hnatowicz

The nasty standoff between Old Mutual chair Trevor Manuel and axed chief executive officer Peter Moyo, has dragged on for too long – not only at a cost to the company’s drastic share price drop, but it also poses a threat to key features our fledgling democracy: corporate governance and respect for the judiciary. Central to the public spat, which has won Moyo support from the Black Management Forum (BMF) and other powerful individuals, is his high court victory for his reinstatement as CEO – a matter Old Mutual is reneging on. At the source of the souring of relations...