The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is scheduled to conduct interviews to fill three vacant positions in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), this week. Ten candidates were to be interviewed at the office of the chief justice on Monday and Tuesday. Among the candidates is judge Colin Lamont‚ who convicted Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir on charges of drug dealing‚ kidnapping and attempted murder. This was despite there being a bomb scare in the court and several attempts on his life‚ believed to have stemmed from his presiding over the case. Back in 2011‚ Lamont made a landmark ruling on the song Dubula Ibhunu (Shoot the Boer)‚ which was one of EFF leader Julius Malema’s anthems. Lamont ruled that the song constituted hate speech and ordered that Malema be interdicted and restrained from singing it. Judges Matter‚ a website with all the information on the proceedings‚ said when Lamont was interviewed for an Electoral Court position in 2016‚ he experienced one of the shortest intervie...

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