Ramaphosa may suspend Hlophe- Advocate Hoffman

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 tribunal has found him guilty of misconduct.

Hlophe was found guilty for improper attempt to influence two Constitutional Court justices in the corruption matter involving former president Jacob Zuma and French company Thint.

Judges Bess Nkabinde and Chris Jafta reported that Hlophe had visited them separately in their chambers to discuss pending judgments in the corruption matter between Zuma and the French company, in 2008, breaching the provision of Section 165 of the Constitution.