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High court judges step closer to possible impeachment

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In terms of the constitution, there are only three categories of complaints which, if established, can get a judge kicked off the bench.


17 Oct 2020
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High court judges step closer to possible impeachment

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Two high court judges moved closer to potential impeachment this week when the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) announced it would recommend they both be suspended and tribunals set up to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against them. On 9 October, the JSC met to discuss complaints lodged against the Western Cape High Court’s Judge Mushtak Parker and Judge Tintswalo Annah Tannah Makhubele, from the Gauteng division. On Wednesday, it announced its decision to request the chief justice to appoint tribunals to probe both their cases. This after the JCC previously found if established, the complaints against Parker and Makhubele would...

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