For the first time in SA’s history, two high court judges found guilty of gross misconduct faced the national assembly’s hammer of impeachment. More than two thirds of MPs have voted to remove suspended Western Cape judge president John Hlophe and retired Gauteng judge Nkola Motata from office.

This showed that no-one is immune from the law. Even the most powerful and those we regard as the guardians of the constitution are subject to the laws they swore to uphold. ..

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