'He said I should tell my client to f**k off’- Western Cape judge president John Hlophe in trouble again

Lawyer says judge used foul language in denying his client a hearing

27 November 2022 - 00:03

Western Cape judge president John Hlophe told a Cape Town advocate he could tell his client to “f**k off” and that if his case was heard in open court he would dismiss it with costs, the advocate said in a complaint to the Judicial Conduct Committee (JCC)...

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