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Constitutional Court Chief Justice Pius Langa has expressed concern over personal attacks on judges, saying this could weaken democracy.
"I think judges should have a thick skin and, having said that, I'm not encouraging people to call us names," Langa said at a media briefing in Johannesburg yesterday.
"We work in public, we give our judgments in public, we give reasons for those judgments. We do expect people to scrutinise those judgments and to make their views known.
". but what we do insist on is that criticism of judges, judgments, should be fair, and should be reasonable, and should not impugn the integrity of judges because in doing so [people] are weakening a pillar of our democracy.
"Now what we would not want is criticism that goes to the integrity of a person - a drunk or counter-revolutionary, whatever - those are things we don't expect to hear from the general public, because it does tell us that they have not read the judgments we have given."
Langa said the bottom line is for judges to work without fear or favour. - Sapa