John Hlophe

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John Hlophe said : “He should be released first thing tomorrow morning and be placed in a normal correctional facility and taken out of Valkenberg,” External link

mg Wednesday, January 19, 2022 9:34:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : "The further detention of Mr Mafe in Valkenberg is unlawful and should come to an end with immediate effect," "He should be released first thing tomorrow [Wednesday] morning and placed in a normal corrections facility, and taken out of Valkenberg. That order was made improperly" External link

news24 Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:57:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : "Further detention in Valkenberg will be unlawful," External link

news24 Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:57:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “The law, which is still applicable even today, is the law that was imposed by our colonisers. It was forced down on us by the white judges who were appointed by a racist government,” External link

iol Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe disclosed : “friends for a very long time” External link

dailymaverick Monday, April 26, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe insists : “this approach is self-evidently wrong in that it fails to appreciate the statutory premise on which a complaint of judicial misconduct must be determined” External link

mg Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:20:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “This approach is self-evidently wrong in that it fails to appreciate the statutory premise on which a complaint of judicial misconduct must be determined,” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:27:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “It ought to follow that if a prosecution is not to be commenced without that minimum of evidence, so too should it cease when the evidence finally falls below that threshold. The State's evidence in this case is far below this threshold,” External link

iol Monday, March 1, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “It is my judgment that Mr Vanara's evidence is not credible in some material respects. The evidence of other State witnesses clearly does not corroborate that of Mr Vanara’s in some material respects” External link

iol Monday, March 1, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “The difficulty with Mr Vanara’s evidence is that having a discussion about delaying or collapsing a parliamentary process is not unlawful in terms of the act. The act is very clear that only when an offer of gratification is made in exchange for a proscribed act, ie, the delay or the collapse of the inquiry committee, in favour of Mr Vanara or any other person, only then it becomes a crime” External link

dailymaverick Monday, March 1, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “It is my judgment that Mr Vanara is not credible in some material respects. He is a single witness. Therefore, his evidence must be clear and satisfactory in all material respects,” External link

mg Friday, February 26, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “The section 174 application cannot be refused in the hope that the accused will incriminate himself when he gives evidence, thereby closing material defects in the state’s case,” External link

mg Friday, February 26, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said ( about Bongani Bongo ) : "The evidence does not corroborate. There are serious contradictions. The application cannot be refused hoping that the accused [Bongo] will incriminate himself. [Other witnesses] can only attest to what Mr Vanara had told them. His credibility has been placed in question as witness testimonies are clashing," External link

news24 Friday, February 26, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “We know now that the allegation that Mr Vanara received a bribe from Mr Bongo is false. In other words, Mr Steenhuisen lied under oath” External link

iol Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “You are aware of the law, but you are also aware that Mr Vanara had himself not reported. So my question is, did you draw his attention to the fact that in terms of the law, he, Mr Vanara, was in fact guilty of an offence?” External link

iol Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “I am very angry and this borders on contempt. It is a waste of my time. It is the State that wanted to prosecute this matter. I am ruling now we will start on Friday at 11:30pm and run to 4pm. Your witnesses must be here. I don’t tolerate nonsense” External link

iol Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:52:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “The judges themselves need to be sensitised and that is why for instance in femicide matters I have as far as possible tried to allocate women judges to hear the cases” External link

iol Friday, February 5, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe contended : “to act as a Judge in the Western Cape High Court to hear another application involving BXI. Smith, J, was appointed to hear other applications and he may not hear another application involving parties,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, January 25, 2021 3:44:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said ( about Patricia Goliath ) : “The fact that the Chief Justice is not outraged that I was covertly recorded by the DJP (Goliath) is a telling indication of bias,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “The issue of privilege, the communication between attorney and client has been an issue for decades,” External link

the-star Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said ( about Jacob Zuma ) : “I said I am just like Zuma because his problems will never go away,” External link

the-star Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “I could never have spoken about a case arising out of one of my own. But in a case in which I had absolutely no interest, it was just an expression of my view,” External link

citizen Wednesday, December 9, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “The issue of privilege, the communication between attorney and client has been an issue for decades,” External link

iol Wednesday, December 9, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said ( about Jacob Zuma ) : “I said I am just like Zuma because his problems will never go away,” External link

iol Wednesday, December 9, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “I talk politics, there is nothing wrong with that. I am not politically naive,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, December 9, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe mentioned : “any kind of threat or intention to intervene in court deliberations” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, December 9, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe responded : "I'm sorry but definitely no. There were so many other judges of the Constitutional Court that I met in that period of time" External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said ( about Judicial Services Commission ) : “I would have no problem with a lawful and competent referral to the Judicial Conduct Tribunal,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, November 23, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe charged : “It would appear that the Chief Justice recognises that it is an extraordinary intervention for him to replace the Deputy Chief Justice as chairperson of the JCC in regard to these complaints,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, November 23, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe promised : “An affidavit will be sought from him confirming what I am about to disclose,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, November 23, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “If this information by Judge Parker is correct as I believe it is, then the Chief Justice conducted himself in a manner that does not accord with the law and the rules for resolving judicial misconduct complaints,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, November 23, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said ( about Patricia Goliath ) : “He, through Patricia Goliath, encouraged Judge Parker to file a false complaint of assault against me. Judge Parker has gone public and denied that he was assaulted by me,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “Regardless of what your personal and/or partisan, views may be of individual judges (or of me, for that matter), it is incumbent upon all judicial officers not to bring the judiciary into disrepute,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 19, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe noted : “although the views expressed are held by a minority of the judges in this division, the manner of publication, and or the tenor and tone of the correspondence is disconcerting to say the least” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 19, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “This is unbecoming of a judicial officer, especially when proceedings relating to your allegations are pending before the JCC,” External link

citizen Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said ( about Jacob Zuma ) : “The reference to former president Zuma is an irresponsible and manufactured false allegation made simply to spice up the gravity of the case against me,” External link

thenewage Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said ( about Jacob Zuma ) : “My comment was not that I wanted to allocate a case to people who would favour Zuma. I simply wanted to encourage her to diversity and consider transformation in the allocation of cases,” External link

thenewage Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “She is wrong as [are] those that have made similar allegations. I remain an independent minded judge who is guided only by my oath of office and the Constitution” External link

thenewage Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “I indicated to him that I appreciated his apology to my wife and cautioned him against being perceived to be inappropriate in his interactions with women colleagues. In our discussion, we disagreed on a related issue involving the fact that I am an African, from KwaZulu and ,” External link

thenewage Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “It is this meddlesome, intrusive and nosy conduct by the Deputy Judge President in my private affairs that has created a climate of distrust and acrimony in our professional relationship,” External link

thenewage Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “What is worse to this betrayal is that she has made false of what happened to my wife when she took her to hospital. The innuendo that I assaulted my wife is a deeply offensive untruth which has led to my public lynching,” External link

thenewage Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said ( about Jacob Zuma ) : “The reference to former president Zuma is an irresponsible and manufactured false allegation made simply to spice up the gravity of the case against me,” External link

mg Friday, February 7, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said ( about Jacob Zuma ) : “My comment was not that I wanted to allocate a case to people who would favour Zuma. I simply wanted to encourage her to diversity and consider transformation in the allocation of cases,” External link

mg Friday, February 7, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “She is wrong as [are] those that have made similar allegations. I remain an independent minded judge who is guided only by my oath of office and the Constitution” External link

mg Friday, February 7, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “I indicated to him that I appreciated his apology to my wife and cautioned him against being perceived to be inappropriate in his interactions with women colleagues. In our discussion, we disagreed on a related issue involving the fact that I am an African, from KwaZulu and ,” External link

mg Friday, February 7, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “It is this meddlesome, intrusive and nosy conduct by the Deputy Judge President in my private affairs that has created a climate of distrust and acrimony in our professional relationship,” External link

mg Friday, February 7, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “What is worse to this betrayal is that she has made false of what happened to my wife when she took her to hospital. The innuendo that I assaulted my wife is a deeply offensive untruth which has led to my public lynching,” External link

mg Friday, February 7, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe asked : “I’ve never heard of these. Are they real?” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, November 19, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “It’s very clear you have caused so much harm to the Nurse family,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, August 15, 2016 7:37:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe warned : “The evidence of Zephany Nurse was heard in camera‚ I don’t want that repeated in the heads of argument‚” “I am not stupid‚ I know what evidence was (given)” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, August 4, 2016 5:17:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “This is a fairytale to say the least,” External link

mg Monday, May 30, 2016 11:55:00 AM EAT



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Julius Malema said ( about John Hlophe ) : “I think in that list he (Hlophe) is the highly qualified, the best legal brain, a man of integrity and honour,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Julius Malema explained ( about John Hlophe ) : “Judges during tea break discuss matters, so Hlophe is not the first one,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Barnabas Xulu said ( about John Hlophe ) : "How, faced with the analysis of the evidence conducted by the JSC in 2009, the tribunal could deviate so far from that is inexplicable," "Judge President Hlophe never set out to influence or persuade any judges of the Constitutional Court to violate their oath of office. He stands by the evidence presented to the tribunal, and had the tribunal carefully examined that evidence, it would have endorsed the 2009 JSC findings that [he is] not guilty of gross judicial misconduct" External link

news24 Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Johann Kriegler said ( about John Hlophe ) : “The report not only makes plain and explains what the Tribunal concluded Hlophe had done, but sets a valuable example for the guidance of everyone concerned with judicial integrity,” “In condemning this conduct in ringing and unambiguous language, the Tribunal has finally put an end to 13 years of denial, obfuscation and delay. This fully endorses the complaint laid by the justices of the Constitutional Court in 2008 and vindicates their integrity” External link

citizen Sunday, April 11, 2021 10:44:00 PM EAT

Johann Kriegler said ( about John Hlophe ) : “If it (JSC) accepts it, then it will report the matter to the Speaker’s office in Parliament, and then Parliament will determine the matter – probably along the same lines as the public protector. And if a two-thirds majority finds that the tribunal did its job properly and that Judge Hlophe is guilty of gross misconduct, they will tell the President to dismiss him. The President would have no choice,” External link

iol Sunday, April 11, 2021 9:30:00 PM EAT

Chris Jafta said ( about John Hlophe ) : “What complicated the matter here was that the judge president (Hlophe) is my friend and I thought it would not be desirable for me to do that,” External link

the-star Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Chris Jafta said ( about John Hlophe ) : “What complicated the matter here was that the judge president (Hlophe) is my friend and I thought it would not be desirable for me to do that,” External link

iol Wednesday, December 9, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Jafta said ( about John Hlophe ) : “What complicated the matter here was that the Judge President (Hlophe) is my friend and I thought it would not be desirable for me to do that. During the deliberations, I pointed out that if the matter goes further and gets taken up by the JSC, it might be inevitable for me to testify and I was uncomfortable to do that,” External link

iol Tuesday, December 8, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Johann Kriegler added ( about John Hlophe ) : “This is in sharp contrast to what has happened in the case of Judge John Hlophe, who has been allowed to continue as Judge President of the Western Cape High Court for over 12 years with a most serious charge hanging over his head,” External link

iol Friday, October 16, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Barnabas Xulu said ( about John Hlophe ) : ”Judge President (Hlophe) has never been involved in any actions that could even remotely justify the defamatory and unfortunate insinuations in the report of the JICS. He has never met or spoken to any of the persons referred to in the report, either in person or by any proxy anywhere,” External link

iol Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Johann Kriegler said ( about John Hlophe ) : “We have long ago said Judge Hlophe should not be on the bench at the moment. In fact, we think he should not be there at all. We have long said he should be investigated,” External link

citizen Wednesday, September 9, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Barnabas Xulu wrote ( about John Hlophe ) : "Judge President Hlophe accordingly considers it a sacred constitutional duty of any judge to challenge a ruling that fails to uphold the elementary standards of justice, and in that regards will be appealing the ruling of the chief justice on grounds that will be set out more succinctly in that application," External link

news24 Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Nicole Fritz said ( about John Hlophe ) : “The current head of the Western Cape High Court is compromised. Until such time as a proper investigation is completed and all consequential processes – which may include impeachment – are completed, Judge President Hlophe cannot be allowed to exercise the powers of a judge,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Nicole Fritz said ( about John Hlophe ) : “The current head of the Western Cape High Court is compromised. Until such time as a proper investigation is completed and all consequential processes – which may include impeachment – are completed, Judge President Hlophe cannot be allowed to exercise the powers of a judge,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, January 27, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Patricia Goliath said ( about John Hlophe ) : “She later arrived at her house … clearly distressed and in pain. She asked me to take her to hospital and explained in graphic detail what had transpired at Hlophe JP’s house. Her hand, it appears, was injured during an altercation. The injury was sufficiently serious to require stitches,” External link

mg Friday, January 24, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

John Steenhuisen said ( about John Hlophe ) : “12 years later, Hlophe has not been held accountable and continues at the helm of the Western Cape High Court where he wields influence for political gain,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Patricia Goliath said ( about John Hlophe ) : “Most judges are appalled by the above incidents, especially with Hlophe resorting to physical violence. It renders our working environment hostile and unsafe,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Patricia Goliath said ( about John Hlophe ) : “He [Hlophe] stated that I had interfered in his personal life and that he considered that fatal to our relationship. This is a private matter but due to the attack upon me I have no option but to refer to it,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Patricia Goliath said ( about John Hlophe ) : “Salie-Hlophe chooses who she does NOT want to sit with on the bench and Hlophe JP usually goes along with her decision,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Patricia Goliath said ( about John Hlophe ) : “Hlophe went to the judge’s chambers and physically assaulted him,” External link

mg Tuesday, January 21, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Patricia Goliath said ( about John Hlophe ) : “She later arrived at her house … clearly distressed and in pain. She asked me to take her to hospital and explained in graphic detail what had transpired at Hlophe JP’s house. Her hand, it appears, was injured during an altercation. The injury was sufficiently serious to require stitches,” External link

mg Tuesday, January 21, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

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John Hlophe

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John Hlophe said : “He should be released first thing tomorrow morning and be placed in a normal correctional facility and taken out of Valkenberg,” External link

mg Wednesday, January 19, 2022 9:34:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : "The further detention of Mr Mafe in Valkenberg is unlawful and should come to an end with immediate effect," "He should be released first thing tomorrow [Wednesday] morning and placed in a normal corrections facility, and taken out of Valkenberg. That order was made improperly" External link

news24 Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:57:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : "Further detention in Valkenberg will be unlawful," External link

news24 Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:57:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “The law, which is still applicable even today, is the law that was imposed by our colonisers. It was forced down on us by the white judges who were appointed by a racist government,” External link

iol Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe disclosed : “friends for a very long time” External link

dailymaverick Monday, April 26, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe insists : “this approach is self-evidently wrong in that it fails to appreciate the statutory premise on which a complaint of judicial misconduct must be determined” External link

mg Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:20:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “This approach is self-evidently wrong in that it fails to appreciate the statutory premise on which a complaint of judicial misconduct must be determined,” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:27:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “It ought to follow that if a prosecution is not to be commenced without that minimum of evidence, so too should it cease when the evidence finally falls below that threshold. The State's evidence in this case is far below this threshold,” External link

iol Monday, March 1, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “It is my judgment that Mr Vanara's evidence is not credible in some material respects. The evidence of other State witnesses clearly does not corroborate that of Mr Vanara’s in some material respects” External link

iol Monday, March 1, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “The difficulty with Mr Vanara’s evidence is that having a discussion about delaying or collapsing a parliamentary process is not unlawful in terms of the act. The act is very clear that only when an offer of gratification is made in exchange for a proscribed act, ie, the delay or the collapse of the inquiry committee, in favour of Mr Vanara or any other person, only then it becomes a crime” External link

dailymaverick Monday, March 1, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “It is my judgment that Mr Vanara is not credible in some material respects. He is a single witness. Therefore, his evidence must be clear and satisfactory in all material respects,” External link

mg Friday, February 26, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “The section 174 application cannot be refused in the hope that the accused will incriminate himself when he gives evidence, thereby closing material defects in the state’s case,” External link

mg Friday, February 26, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said ( about Bongani Bongo ) : "The evidence does not corroborate. There are serious contradictions. The application cannot be refused hoping that the accused [Bongo] will incriminate himself. [Other witnesses] can only attest to what Mr Vanara had told them. His credibility has been placed in question as witness testimonies are clashing," External link

news24 Friday, February 26, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “We know now that the allegation that Mr Vanara received a bribe from Mr Bongo is false. In other words, Mr Steenhuisen lied under oath” External link

iol Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “You are aware of the law, but you are also aware that Mr Vanara had himself not reported. So my question is, did you draw his attention to the fact that in terms of the law, he, Mr Vanara, was in fact guilty of an offence?” External link

iol Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “I am very angry and this borders on contempt. It is a waste of my time. It is the State that wanted to prosecute this matter. I am ruling now we will start on Friday at 11:30pm and run to 4pm. Your witnesses must be here. I don’t tolerate nonsense” External link

iol Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:52:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “The judges themselves need to be sensitised and that is why for instance in femicide matters I have as far as possible tried to allocate women judges to hear the cases” External link

iol Friday, February 5, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe contended : “to act as a Judge in the Western Cape High Court to hear another application involving BXI. Smith, J, was appointed to hear other applications and he may not hear another application involving parties,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, January 25, 2021 3:44:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said ( about Patricia Goliath ) : “The fact that the Chief Justice is not outraged that I was covertly recorded by the DJP (Goliath) is a telling indication of bias,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “The issue of privilege, the communication between attorney and client has been an issue for decades,” External link

the-star Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said ( about Jacob Zuma ) : “I said I am just like Zuma because his problems will never go away,” External link

the-star Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “I could never have spoken about a case arising out of one of my own. But in a case in which I had absolutely no interest, it was just an expression of my view,” External link

citizen Wednesday, December 9, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “The issue of privilege, the communication between attorney and client has been an issue for decades,” External link

iol Wednesday, December 9, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said ( about Jacob Zuma ) : “I said I am just like Zuma because his problems will never go away,” External link

iol Wednesday, December 9, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “I talk politics, there is nothing wrong with that. I am not politically naive,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, December 9, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe mentioned : “any kind of threat or intention to intervene in court deliberations” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, December 9, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe responded : "I'm sorry but definitely no. There were so many other judges of the Constitutional Court that I met in that period of time" External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said ( about Judicial Services Commission ) : “I would have no problem with a lawful and competent referral to the Judicial Conduct Tribunal,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, November 23, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe charged : “It would appear that the Chief Justice recognises that it is an extraordinary intervention for him to replace the Deputy Chief Justice as chairperson of the JCC in regard to these complaints,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, November 23, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe promised : “An affidavit will be sought from him confirming what I am about to disclose,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, November 23, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “If this information by Judge Parker is correct as I believe it is, then the Chief Justice conducted himself in a manner that does not accord with the law and the rules for resolving judicial misconduct complaints,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, November 23, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said ( about Patricia Goliath ) : “He, through Patricia Goliath, encouraged Judge Parker to file a false complaint of assault against me. Judge Parker has gone public and denied that he was assaulted by me,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “Regardless of what your personal and/or partisan, views may be of individual judges (or of me, for that matter), it is incumbent upon all judicial officers not to bring the judiciary into disrepute,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 19, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe noted : “although the views expressed are held by a minority of the judges in this division, the manner of publication, and or the tenor and tone of the correspondence is disconcerting to say the least” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 19, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “This is unbecoming of a judicial officer, especially when proceedings relating to your allegations are pending before the JCC,” External link

citizen Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said ( about Jacob Zuma ) : “The reference to former president Zuma is an irresponsible and manufactured false allegation made simply to spice up the gravity of the case against me,” External link

thenewage Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said ( about Jacob Zuma ) : “My comment was not that I wanted to allocate a case to people who would favour Zuma. I simply wanted to encourage her to diversity and consider transformation in the allocation of cases,” External link

thenewage Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “She is wrong as [are] those that have made similar allegations. I remain an independent minded judge who is guided only by my oath of office and the Constitution” External link

thenewage Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “I indicated to him that I appreciated his apology to my wife and cautioned him against being perceived to be inappropriate in his interactions with women colleagues. In our discussion, we disagreed on a related issue involving the fact that I am an African, from KwaZulu and ,” External link

thenewage Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “It is this meddlesome, intrusive and nosy conduct by the Deputy Judge President in my private affairs that has created a climate of distrust and acrimony in our professional relationship,” External link

thenewage Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said : “What is worse to this betrayal is that she has made false of what happened to my wife when she took her to hospital. The innuendo that I assaulted my wife is a deeply offensive untruth which has led to my public lynching,” External link

thenewage Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

John Hlophe said ( about Jacob Zuma ) : “The reference to former president Zuma is an irresponsible and manufactured false allegation made simply to spice up the gravity of the case against me,” External link

mg Friday, February 7, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said ( about Jacob Zuma ) : “My comment was not that I wanted to allocate a case to people who would favour Zuma. I simply wanted to encourage her to diversity and consider transformation in the allocation of cases,” External link

mg Friday, February 7, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “She is wrong as [are] those that have made similar allegations. I remain an independent minded judge who is guided only by my oath of office and the Constitution” External link

mg Friday, February 7, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “I indicated to him that I appreciated his apology to my wife and cautioned him against being perceived to be inappropriate in his interactions with women colleagues. In our discussion, we disagreed on a related issue involving the fact that I am an African, from KwaZulu and ,” External link

mg Friday, February 7, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “It is this meddlesome, intrusive and nosy conduct by the Deputy Judge President in my private affairs that has created a climate of distrust and acrimony in our professional relationship,” External link

mg Friday, February 7, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “What is worse to this betrayal is that she has made false of what happened to my wife when she took her to hospital. The innuendo that I assaulted my wife is a deeply offensive untruth which has led to my public lynching,” External link

mg Friday, February 7, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe asked : “I’ve never heard of these. Are they real?” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, November 19, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “It’s very clear you have caused so much harm to the Nurse family,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, August 15, 2016 7:37:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe warned : “The evidence of Zephany Nurse was heard in camera‚ I don’t want that repeated in the heads of argument‚” “I am not stupid‚ I know what evidence was (given)” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, August 4, 2016 5:17:00 PM EAT

John Hlophe said : “This is a fairytale to say the least,” External link

mg Monday, May 30, 2016 11:55:00 AM EAT



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President14.60%EN02/08/201708/02/2017
judge37.59%EN09/13/201613/09/2016
juge11.31%FR08/18/201618/08/2016
juiz1.82%PT08/15/201615/08/2016
Names Lang Count
John HlopheEN69.44%
John HlopheEU16.32%
John HlopheFR10.76%
John HlophePT3.12%
John HlopheES0.35%


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Julius Malema said ( about John Hlophe ) : “I think in that list he (Hlophe) is the highly qualified, the best legal brain, a man of integrity and honour,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Julius Malema explained ( about John Hlophe ) : “Judges during tea break discuss matters, so Hlophe is not the first one,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Barnabas Xulu said ( about John Hlophe ) : "How, faced with the analysis of the evidence conducted by the JSC in 2009, the tribunal could deviate so far from that is inexplicable," "Judge President Hlophe never set out to influence or persuade any judges of the Constitutional Court to violate their oath of office. He stands by the evidence presented to the tribunal, and had the tribunal carefully examined that evidence, it would have endorsed the 2009 JSC findings that [he is] not guilty of gross judicial misconduct" External link

news24 Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Johann Kriegler said ( about John Hlophe ) : “The report not only makes plain and explains what the Tribunal concluded Hlophe had done, but sets a valuable example for the guidance of everyone concerned with judicial integrity,” “In condemning this conduct in ringing and unambiguous language, the Tribunal has finally put an end to 13 years of denial, obfuscation and delay. This fully endorses the complaint laid by the justices of the Constitutional Court in 2008 and vindicates their integrity” External link

citizen Sunday, April 11, 2021 10:44:00 PM EAT

Johann Kriegler said ( about John Hlophe ) : “If it (JSC) accepts it, then it will report the matter to the Speaker’s office in Parliament, and then Parliament will determine the matter – probably along the same lines as the public protector. And if a two-thirds majority finds that the tribunal did its job properly and that Judge Hlophe is guilty of gross misconduct, they will tell the President to dismiss him. The President would have no choice,” External link

iol Sunday, April 11, 2021 9:30:00 PM EAT

Chris Jafta said ( about John Hlophe ) : “What complicated the matter here was that the judge president (Hlophe) is my friend and I thought it would not be desirable for me to do that,” External link

the-star Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Chris Jafta said ( about John Hlophe ) : “What complicated the matter here was that the judge president (Hlophe) is my friend and I thought it would not be desirable for me to do that,” External link

iol Wednesday, December 9, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Jafta said ( about John Hlophe ) : “What complicated the matter here was that the Judge President (Hlophe) is my friend and I thought it would not be desirable for me to do that. During the deliberations, I pointed out that if the matter goes further and gets taken up by the JSC, it might be inevitable for me to testify and I was uncomfortable to do that,” External link

iol Tuesday, December 8, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Johann Kriegler added ( about John Hlophe ) : “This is in sharp contrast to what has happened in the case of Judge John Hlophe, who has been allowed to continue as Judge President of the Western Cape High Court for over 12 years with a most serious charge hanging over his head,” External link

iol Friday, October 16, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Barnabas Xulu said ( about John Hlophe ) : ”Judge President (Hlophe) has never been involved in any actions that could even remotely justify the defamatory and unfortunate insinuations in the report of the JICS. He has never met or spoken to any of the persons referred to in the report, either in person or by any proxy anywhere,” External link

iol Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Johann Kriegler said ( about John Hlophe ) : “We have long ago said Judge Hlophe should not be on the bench at the moment. In fact, we think he should not be there at all. We have long said he should be investigated,” External link

citizen Wednesday, September 9, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Barnabas Xulu wrote ( about John Hlophe ) : "Judge President Hlophe accordingly considers it a sacred constitutional duty of any judge to challenge a ruling that fails to uphold the elementary standards of justice, and in that regards will be appealing the ruling of the chief justice on grounds that will be set out more succinctly in that application," External link

news24 Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Nicole Fritz said ( about John Hlophe ) : “The current head of the Western Cape High Court is compromised. Until such time as a proper investigation is completed and all consequential processes – which may include impeachment – are completed, Judge President Hlophe cannot be allowed to exercise the powers of a judge,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Nicole Fritz said ( about John Hlophe ) : “The current head of the Western Cape High Court is compromised. Until such time as a proper investigation is completed and all consequential processes – which may include impeachment – are completed, Judge President Hlophe cannot be allowed to exercise the powers of a judge,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, January 27, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Patricia Goliath said ( about John Hlophe ) : “She later arrived at her house … clearly distressed and in pain. She asked me to take her to hospital and explained in graphic detail what had transpired at Hlophe JP’s house. Her hand, it appears, was injured during an altercation. The injury was sufficiently serious to require stitches,” External link

mg Friday, January 24, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

John Steenhuisen said ( about John Hlophe ) : “12 years later, Hlophe has not been held accountable and continues at the helm of the Western Cape High Court where he wields influence for political gain,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Patricia Goliath said ( about John Hlophe ) : “Most judges are appalled by the above incidents, especially with Hlophe resorting to physical violence. It renders our working environment hostile and unsafe,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Patricia Goliath said ( about John Hlophe ) : “He [Hlophe] stated that I had interfered in his personal life and that he considered that fatal to our relationship. This is a private matter but due to the attack upon me I have no option but to refer to it,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Patricia Goliath said ( about John Hlophe ) : “Salie-Hlophe chooses who she does NOT want to sit with on the bench and Hlophe JP usually goes along with her decision,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Patricia Goliath said ( about John Hlophe ) : “Hlophe went to the judge’s chambers and physically assaulted him,” External link

mg Tuesday, January 21, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Patricia Goliath said ( about John Hlophe ) : “She later arrived at her house … clearly distressed and in pain. She asked me to take her to hospital and explained in graphic detail what had transpired at Hlophe JP’s house. Her hand, it appears, was injured during an altercation. The injury was sufficiently serious to require stitches,” External link

mg Tuesday, January 21, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT