Q&A with deputy minister of justice John Jeffery on lenient rape sentences

A KwaZulu-Natal magistrate has been handing down glaringly irregular sentences to rapists for years, but remains on the bench. Chris Barron asked deputy minister of justice John Jeffery...

24 November 2019 - 00:00 By CHRIS BARRON

Doesn't the department monitor the performance of magistrates?

They're independent, so their performance is monitored by the Magistrates Commission...

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