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EFF leader Julius Malema has launched a scathing attack on government, instructing his members to defy lockdown regulations until more coronavirus vaccines were procured.
Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe – the first judge to face possible impeachment for gross misconduct after being found guilty by a Judicial Conduct Tribunal – selected a judge to represent the division at deliberations into his final fate, says a Daily Maverick report by Marianne Thamm.
The state's hunting down of lawyer Barnabas Xulu for R20m in legal fees is an ‘extraordinary extravagance’, his Advocate, Isaac Shai, told the Western Cape High Court in a virtual hearing on Friday.
In a stinging rebuke of the ‘deadlocked’ JSC over the impeachment of Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, the Daily Maverick’s Marianne Thamm suggests some JSC member have lost their ethical compasses.
Judge President John Hlophe's attorney, Barnabas Xulu, has failed in his urgent bid to challenge the scathing contempt of court ruling made against him, which he argued unlawfully ordered him to hand over his Porsche.
It was a surprise to nobody in the legal profession when the divided JSC ducked out of taking any decision – except to postpone the process that has dragged on for 13 long years – on whether Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe should face impeachment.
The local arm of global telecoms giant BT has announced it will terminate its relationship with Iqbal Surve’s Sekunjalo Group due to what it calls a ‘misrepresentation of facts’, says a Business Day report.
The Gauteng Department of Sports, Arts, Culture & Recreation spent R16m on two service providers to administer R13.2m Covid-19 relief grants to the Gauteng athletes and artists.
The heat is about to be turned up a notch on Health Minister Zweli Mkhize following the latest revelations by Daily Maverick investigative unit Scorpio on the Digital Vibes saga.
The Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture is duplicating an existing state function – that of investigating and prosecuting individual crimes. Rather than looking into the systemic cause of state capture, it seems preoccupied with the escapades of ‘capturepreneurs’.
Parliament’s Home Affairs Portfolio Committee says it has recommended an investigation into the loss of data after a system crash at the Government Printing Works (GPW).
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says his department is developing an online system for the reporting of deceased estates, expected to come on stream in the current financial year.
The government plans to spend less on functions, state visits and funerals, according to Public Works & Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille who was delivering her budget vote speech in Parliament yesterday.
Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe has withdrawn from the case in which Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is challenging the constitutionality of Parliament’s impeachment rules.
He would willingly testify before the JSC, said former Constitutional Court Justice Zak Yacoob after former ANC treasurer-general Mathews Phosa opened a criminal case against him.
General Council of the Bar chairperson Craig Watt-Pringle says Advocate Dali Mpofu's ‘shut up’ comments to counsel Michelle le Roux at the State Capture Inquiry amounted to ‘bullying’, which he says Mpofu falsely tried to justify with racism claims.
The question of how the JSC will vote in the matter of Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, considering what is termed its ‘abysmal track record’, is pertinent to the chances of Hlophe presiding as part of a three-judge panel on the Public Protector’s challenge to the constitutionality of an inquiry into her fitness to hold office.
The judges who presided over the R150m Arms Deal Inquiry, damned by critics as 'a whitewash' after it found no evidence of corruption in the multibillion-rand deal, are facing an investigation for ‘incapacity, gross incompetence or gross misconduct’.
The Legal Practice Council (LPC) has struck off only four crooked practitioners in the Eastern Cape out of 118 attorneys nationally who have been booted from the profession since 2018.
Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe’s legal representative, Barnabas Xulu, has been found in contempt of six civil court orders, slapped with a R30 000 fine, instructed to surrender his Porsche 911 Carrera and sentenced to 30 days imprisonment, suspended for three years.