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Fresh bid launched to have drunk driving judge impeached

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Freedom Under Law believes the JSC has breached its duty in permitting Judge Motata to retain his office and title of judge, after his drunken rant and car crash more than 10 years ago.


05 Aug 2020
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Fresh bid launched to have drunk driving judge impeached

29 November 2010: Judge Nkola Motata at the Johannesburg High Court on 29 November 2010 where he was denied leave to appeal against his conviction for drunken driving. (Photo by Gallo Images/Sowetan/Veli Nhlapo)

Freedom Under Law (FUL) has launched a fresh legal bid to have retired judge and convicted drunk driver Nkola Motata impeached. Motata crashed his car into the wall of a Hurlingham home while intoxicated in 2007. In 2009, the South Gauteng High Court convicted him of driving under the influence and fined him R20,000. And in 2018, the Judicial Conduct Tribunal found him guilty of gross misconduct – for having made offensive remarks at the scene of the crash and for advancing a defence he knew was untrue, that he was not drunk, at his criminal trial – and recommended...

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