Motata could retire on full judge’s salary
By Lelethu Mquqo
24 May 2011
Judge Nkola Motata, who has been found guilty of drunk driving, has been paid almost R5 million while on special leave for the past four years.
Justice Minister Jeff Radebe is quoted today as saying Motata should remain on special leave with full pay until the Judicial Services Commission has concluded its investigation into allegations of gross misconduct.
AfriForum has complained that the judge used racist language against whites.
Should the JSC not conclude its investigation by February, when Motata retires, he could go on pension with a judge’s full salary.