Hlophe case a reminder of the need for checks and balances

Hlophe had become an active political player and betrayed the trust bestowed upon his office

25 February 2024 - 00:00 By Sunday Times Editorial

The impeachment of Western Cape judge president John Hlophe, the first since the dawn of democracy, is a painful reminder of the importance of checks and balances...

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