Civic group not happy with Malema, Mpofu taking part in Chief Justice interviews

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema (R) shares a moment with former EFF National Chairperson Advocate Dali Mpofu. AFP/Rajesh Jantilal

JOHANNESBURG - Civic organisation Freedom Under Law says it's concerned about EFF President Julius Malema and Advocate Dali Mpofu taking part in the search for a new Chief Justice.

The organisation says Malema and Mpofu, who are members of the Judicial Services Commission, aren't suitable to partake in such an important task.

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It cited a judgment by the Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests which found Malema to have breached Parliament’s Code of Ethical Conduct during interviews for judges by asking a question deemed inappropriate, as well as investigations into Mpofu's conduct when he told a colleague and her client to shut up during the Zondo Commission.

Because of this, Freedom Under Law says the two should step aside.


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