Hlophe row stalls

Cape Judge President John Hlophe and the Judicial Service Commission have not settled their dispute over his hearings, Hlophe's lawyer Barnabas Xulu, said yesterday.

Cape Judge President John Hlophe and the Judicial Service Commission have not settled their dispute over his hearings, Hlophe's lawyer Barnabas Xulu, said yesterday.

Xulu said the JSC had rejected a demand that they tell Hlophe whether they have seen the contents of an affidavit by complaints committee members George Bizos and Judge Lex Mpati.

Xulu's team willnow prepare a counter-proposal which they hope to finalise by today.

Meanwhile, judgment on Hlophe's attempt to stop the hearings is still pending in the Gauteng South high court in Johannesburg. - Sapa

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