South Africa’s parliament has made history by impeaching one of the nation’s top judges, John Hlophe, for misconduct.

Hlophe was found to have tried to influence justices at the country’s highest court in a case involving former President Jacob Zuma.

The investigation revealed that Hlophe approached two justices in 2008 to garner support for Zuma in a corruption case. Another judge, Nkola Motata, was also impeached for disorderly conduct and racial outbursts related to a drunk-driving accident in 2007.

President Cyril Ramaphosa must now finalize the decision, which will result in the judges losing all benefits.

The impeachment has been supported by both the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA).

This significant moment underscores the importance of upholding ethical standards and the rule of law in South Africa’s judiciary.

Source : BBC

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