Judge John Hlophe accepts Chief Justice nomination


Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe at the tribunal investigating allegations of misconduct against him held in Kempton Park on September 30, 2013. In 2008, Hlophe was accused of trying to influence the Constitutional Court.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Judge President, John Hlophe, has accepted a nomination to be the next Chief Justice.

This is despite the Judicial Services Commission finding him guilty of gross misconduct.

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He also faces a possible impeachment hearing.

It relates to a complaint by two Constitutional Court judges.

They said he tried to influence them in a case involving former President Jacob Zuma and arms dealer Thales.

Zikhona Ndlebe from Judges Matter says it's now up to the President's appointment panel.


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