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Hlophe saga is ‘a cloud’ over the judiciary


Hlophe saga is ‘a cloud’ over the judiciary

Edwin Cameron says he ‘can’t detract’ from calls to resolve the controversies surrounding the judge president


Retired Constitutional Court justice Edwin Cameron says the judiciary has been forced to operate under the cloud of the unresolved gross misconduct accusations against judge president John Hlophe for 12 years.

Now this shadow has only intensified with the new gross misconduct claims and counterclaims between him and his deputy Patricia Goliath.

“Judge President Hlophe was accused by two of my colleagues, now former colleagues, of coming to the court to try to throw a case in favour of then Mr Zuma, who was later elected as president, a terribly serious charge...

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