EDITORIAL | Bongo case: NPA must finish what it started

If it declines to appeal Hlophe’s decision, it will be acknowledging either that it had a weak case or that it is weak

04 March 2021 - 20:17 By sunday times daily

Bongani Bongo’s day in court had hardly begun before occupants of the political peanut gallery started chirping about Western Cape judge president John Hlophe’s decision to preside over the ANC MP’s corruption trial.

Hlophe, the argument went, could not be trusted to be impartial because he had demonstrated his political bias in 2008 when he allegedly tried to influence Constitutional Court justices to rule in favour of Jacob Zuma...

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