It's Hlope vs Goliat as 'misconduct' investigation continues

It's Hlope vs Goliat as 'misconduct' investigation continues

The Judicial Service Commission has resumed its investigation into Judge President of the Western Cape, John Hlophe.

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The investigation is attempting to establish if Hlophe is guilty of misconduct. this follows from an affidavit filed by Hlophe against his deputy, Judge Patricia Goliath.

JSC spokesperson JC Fourie clarified that the commission was in the process of dealing with the complaint against Hlophe.

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“They are still seized with the matter. The matter is with the judicial conduct committee and we are waiting for the outcome of the investigation,” said Fourie.

Goliath accused Hlophe of nepotism, intimidation and attacks against colleagues in her affidavit. However, Hlophe has accused Goliath of lying.

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Hlophe is also accused of trying to interfere with the appointment of judges in a case against Jacob Zuma over the alleged nuclear deal he had arranged with Russia.

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