Wednesday, September 23, 2009

DA commend JSC for its decision against Hlophe

By Nomava Nobumba
23 September 2009

The Democratic Alliance has commended the Judicial Services Commission for excluding Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe from its shortlist for the four vacancies on the Constitutional Court.

The DA’s Hendrik Schmidt says Hlophe’s character and reputation remain fundamentally tainted.

Schmidt adds that Hlophe’s appointment would have damaged the Constitutional Court, and judicial independence in South Africa.

He calls on President Jacob Zuma to select very carefully the four candidates who will best uphold the supremacy of the constitution, and the separation of powers.

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