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Explained: How a judge gets impeached

Explained: How a judge gets impeached

What happens now to “drunk” Judge Nkola Motata? It has been 16 years since allegations emerged that on the morning of 6 January 2007 Gauteng High Court Judge Nkola Motata drove his car into a wall while drunk. Following his drunk-driving conviction in a magistrates court, a judicial misconduct complaint filed with the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) […]

[Media Statement] Judges Matter welcomes the Supreme Court of Appeal’s ruling concerning Judge Motata

[Media Statement] Judges Matter welcomes the Supreme Court of Appeal’s ruling concerning Judge Motata

[MEDIA STATEMENT] 22 June 2023 Judges Matter welcomes the Supreme Court of Appeal’s ruling that the JSC was wrong in only finding Judge Motata guilty of misconduct, instead of gross misconduct. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) decided today that the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) must send Judge Motata to Parliament for a vote on […]

[MEDIA STATEMENT] Judges Matter calls for Judge President accused of sexual harassment to step down

[MEDIA STATEMENT] Judges Matter calls for Judge President accused of sexual harassment to step down

TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2023 MEDIA STATEMENT Judges Matter is very concerned about the complaint that has reportedly been lodged with the Judicial Service Commission about the Judge President being accused of sexual harassment in the Eastern Cape High Court. Reports in the Sunday Times (19 February 2023) say that not only has a complaint been […]

[MEDIA STATEMENT] Free State Judge should step down immediately

[MEDIA STATEMENT] Free State Judge should step down immediately

Judges Matter calls for Free State judge charged in Specialised Commercial Crimes Court to step down immediately Judges Matter, the civil society organisation that monitors the judiciary in South Africa, has noted with shock the statement released by the South African Police Service confirming that a Free State High Court judge has been served with […]