Question NW1044 to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

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29 June 2021 - NW1044

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether the Magistrates Commission has taken any steps against a certain person (name and details furnished) in 2018 or thereafter with regard to serious claims of misconduct; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the steps that were taken; (2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?


1. The Magistrates Commission confirms that it has received a number of serious complaints against KwaZulu Natal Regional Court President. On 31 August 2018, the Commission resolved to charge him. A charge sheet with 50 counts of misconduct was personally served on the KZN Regional Court President on 04 September 2018. An amended charge sheet with a total of 162 charges was served on him via his attorney on 30 March 2021. He has been provisionally suspended from office which suspension was confirmed by Parliament on 9 October 2018. He is subjected to a disciplinary hearing which will be commencing within the next two months.

(a) No.

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