Few judges in the region have the turn of phrase that I so enjoy from Thomas Masuku, and a new decision by him illustrates the point.

Previously a high court judge in Eswatini, Masuku was “removed” from office 12 years ago by that country’s now-disgraced chief justice, Michael Ramodibedi. This was after a secret hearing at which Ramodibedi acted as both complainant and judge. (Ramodibedi was himself subsequently thrown out in a spectacular showdown over his corrupt practices.)..

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