Ramaphosa has discretion to suspend Judge Hlophe - analyst

A Judicial Conduct Tribunal has found Western Cape Judge President, John Hlophe guilty of gross misconduct. Advocate Paul Hoffman, from Accountability Now spoke with eNCA's Thembekile Mrototo. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa has the discretion to suspend Western Cape Judge President, John Hlophe, according to advocate Paul Hoffman from Accountability Now.

Hoffman says the Hlophe matter is now with the Judicial Service Commission for a final decision.

READ: Hlophe guilty of gross misconduct

Hlophe was found guilty of misconduct by a judicial tribunal. 

"What is going to happen now is that the award of the tribunal is going to be studied by the full Judicial Service Commission with a view of seeing whether they agree or disagree with the finding of gross misconduct," he says.

Hlophe was accused of trying to influence two judges to rule in favour of former President Jacob Zuma, in a Constitutional Court case about the seizure of evidence related to the arms deal.

Watch the full interview above for more analysis on this story.


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