The newly formed SA parliament is expected to vote on MPs who will be deployed to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Tuesday after the motion was previously withdrawn last week.

The MK party caused an uproar when it nominated impeached former Western Cape judge president John Hlophe to sit on the JSC. Six civil rights organisations — including Freedom Under Law, the Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution and Judges Matter — wrote to National Assembly speaker Thoko Didiza saying it would be “irrational” for someone like Hlophe, who the JSC effectively impeached, to serve on the same body. ..

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