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    Spare a thought for John Hlophe

    Judge President John Hlophe appears before the JSC tomorrow in his bid to become a Consitutional Court judge. If these two stories, How will Hlophe answer? and Fit to judge? are anything to go by, he could be in for a testing time.

    But then so is the JSC. I think their conduct is going to enjoy a fair amount of scrutiny too.

    Who'd want to be any of them tomorrow.
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    Oh well. Hlophe didn't make it to the short list.

    Congratulations to the seven that did

    Does that restore some faith in the JSC?
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    I think a judge, and especially a high court/constitutional one should be well above the waterline when it comes to any funny doings and screwings. Mr Hlophe appears to have a fair spread of dubious doings and been in the firing line a few too many times (like once is more than enough nut I do not know the tally here). For the justice system to seem to be floundering on these weighty issues shows undercurrents, politics, uncertainty and certainly a system that becomes questionable. At a time where politics is taking its toll on all fronts, I think he should do the graceful thing and resign from all senior positions, practice law properly and then gain the respect that he appears to have lost.

    I trust the new judges when appointed, are squeaky clean and do the right thing at the top there for us all.
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