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Judge John Hlophe accepts Chief Justice nomination

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.

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.