EDITORIAL | John Hlophe should have benched himself until his matter is finalised

He should not be presiding while a cloud hangs over his head. After all, a judge’s ethics should be unquestionable

14 February 2022 - 19:50

Nearly 14 years after Western Cape judge president John Hlophe stepped into former Constitutional Court judge Bess Nkabinde’s chambers late in April 2008 for a discussion about Jacob Zuma and “privilege”, South Africans can be forgiven for having lost track of a matter that should have made regular headlines. It is a saga that goes to the heart of our democracy: judicial independence...

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