John Hlophe

President Ramaphosa could possibly suspend Hlophe: Expert

Constitutional law expert Advocate Paul Hoffman says there is a possibility that President Cyril Ramaphosa will suspend Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, now that the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) tribunal has found him guilty of misconduct. Legal journalist Karyn Maughan shares more on the judgment: Hlophe was found guilty[…]

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CT teen gets 13 years for strangling girlfriend’s mom

The Western Cape High Court on Wednesday sentenced a teenager to an effective 13 years in jail for helping to strangle his girlfriend’s mother to death. Judge President John Hlophe told a crying Kyle Maspero, 19, that he hoped the sentence would send the message that violent, senseless crimes would[…]

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Hlophe: Much ado about nothing?

“Now the Muslims will milk this”, read one comment posted online shortly after news that Cape Judge president John Hlophe had embraced Islam before marriage to a fellow judge on Freedom Day. The story made headlines on the front page of the Sunday Times and Cape Argus and has sparked[…]

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