Aspirant judge grilled over his relationship with Hlophe and family

The early part of the interviews for positions on the Western Cape bench seemed to revolve around the dark cloud hanging over judge president John Hlophe.

2021-04-23 08:09:00 PM

The early part of the interviews for positions on the Western Cape bench seemed to revolve around the dark cloud hanging over judge president John Hlophe.

The early part of the interviews for positions on the Western Cape bench seemed to revolve around the dark cloud hanging over judge president John Hlophe.

Hack gave a detailed response. He said he had written to the lawyers' body about the incident and believed Hlophe had obtained the necessary permission for him to represent Salie-Hlophe.“I have written a letter to the Legal Practice Council as a response to the referral of the report of the incident to them,” he said.

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“And I have set out, in detail, my response there. But not to take up too much time, just in brief summary: I, as the judge president has said, have been a friend of Gayaat Salie-Hlophe, the judge—and the attorney before she became a judge—for many years. 

“I have been a closely related friend. Without in any way wanting to be sentimental, I was at her home when her youngest daughter was two weeks old, and held her in my arms.”He said after working closely with Salie-Hlophe he got to know about her personal challenges. headtopics.com

“Mrs Samuels, as she then was, who did brief me, was a strong attorney. She represented women in particular who were on the fringes of society, alternatively had suffered domestic violence or had been abused,” he said.   Read more: Times LIVE »

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