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Can SA afford to carry on being led by a man?

History of men's misrule put on spotlight by sexist innuendo top judge Maya was subjected to

A week ago, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) held interviews of the four candidates vying for the position of the next chief justice of the Republic of South Africa. And while the body ultimately recommended the only woman candidate, justice Mandisa Maya, her interview was a blatant demonstration of patriarchal violence.

She was subjected to locker-room sexist innuendo, burdened with stereotypes and asked to assure commissioners that she was standing as a judge and not as a woman. Minister of justice and correctional services, Ronald Lamola, did not even bat an eyelid when he asked Maya to give this ludicrous reassurance. But the violence that Maya was subjected to did not end there...

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