Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan says he did not, and would never seek to, influence Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng regarding the appointment of a judge.

In a letter to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Wednesday, Gordhan said that “as a member of the executive branch of the state, I am very conscious of the fact that our democracy is based on the separation of powers and the relative independence of the judiciary, legislature and executive.”..

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