Complaint against Mogoeng Mogoeng dismissed


FILE Photo: A GCIS released photo dated 8 September 2011 of the newly appointed Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng as the head of the Constitutional Court.


JOHANNESBURG - The Judicial Conduct Committee has dismissed a complaint against Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng arising from a speech he made in July.

The complaint by Advocate Paul Hoffman (SC) stemmed from a speech made by Mogoeng at the Advocates for Transformation conference on July 6, 2013 in Cape Town.

Hoffman&39;s complaint maintained that Mogoeng was in contempt of court and had brought the judiciary into disrepute, amongst other things, in his speech.

A further complaint against Mogoeng stemmed from a remark Mogoeng allegedly made to Hoffman on July 8, 2013 in The Hague.

He is alleged to have said the following: "You can continue to challenge me but you will continue to be frustrated."

Hoffman said the remark showed bias and malice towards him and was prejudicial to his professional career.

Sello Chiloane from the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) said: "The Judicial Conduct Committee has considered Adv Hoffman SC&39;s complaint lodged against the Chief Justice through a panel composed of two members.

The panel has decided that Adv Hoffman&39;s complaint should be dismissed in terms of section 15(2) of the Judicial Service Commission Act, 1994 as amended."

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