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Hlophe to face tribunal

Western Cape judge president John Hlophe will now have to answer to a tribunal regarding his behaviour.

Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has appointed a tribunal to investigate a complaint against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, his lawyer confirmed on Friday.

It is understood the JSC decided during a meeting in Cape Town on Wednesday night that the tribunal will be established.

But the JSC itself is yet to confirm this.

The allegations against Hlophe stem from a complaint made by some Constitutional Court judges in 2008 that he sought to improperly influence the outcome of judgments.

These related to the corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.

The tribunal was suggested by the Judicial Conduct Committee, a JSC sub-committee, after it found that Hlophe was guilty of the allegations on a prima facie basis.

Hlophe could be impeached if he is found guilty by the tribunal.

His lawyer Barnabus Xulu said they welcome the tribunal.

"We confirm having received confirmation that the chief justice [Mogoeng Mogoeng] is expected to appoint a tribunal. We must investigate this matter and it is our belief that this tribunal is the final stage of hearing from Hlophe."

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