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Why drunken judge not impeached

Nkola Motata’s case is the closest democratic South Africa has come to impeaching a judge

Judge Motata cleared of impeachable conduct

Though cleared of gross misconduct, he retired high court judge must pay a fine of over a million rand

Motata tribunal hears closing arguments

Motata’s counsel, Themba Skosana said that while the words used by Motata could be considered “vulgar”, they were not racist.

Motata probe could make history

A decade after the judge’s drunk driving incident, he may face impeachment if found guilty of professional misconduct

Motata misconduct tribunal to get under way at last

Motata is one of seven judges who face impeachment inquiries but whose cases have languished unresolved for years

Judicial accountability must be dealt with swiftly

Using a member of the NPA as an evidence leader compromises the principles of separation of powers and judicial independence.

Judge Motata loses bid to stop misconduct probe

High Court judge Nkola Motata has lost a legal bid on Friday to stop a misconduct inquiry against him after his conviction of drunken driving.

Life in the fast lane: SA’s celebrity speedsters

When celebrities and politicians find themselves on the wrong side of the law their excuses are often as colourful as their personalities.

Don’t let them judge me, urges Motata

Judge Nkola Motata has launched a bid to stop a judicial conduct tribunal from investigating him in connection with his drunk-driving conviction.

Sober as a judge: Nkola Motata in another accident

Judge Nkola Motata -- a convicted drunk driver -- was involved in another accident in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, early on Saturday morning.

Dept mulls response to Judge Motata pay report

The justice department would comment later on Tuesday on a report that Judge Nkola Motata has been paid almost R5-million while on special leave.

JSC to discuss Motata’s fate

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) will discuss the fate of Judge Nkola Motata, convicted of drunken driving, at its next sitting in April.

South Africa’s speeding big wigs

The <em>Mail & Guardian</em> rounds up some high-profile people with heavy feet and big throats who found themselves on the wrong side of the law.

Judge loses drunk-driving appeal

Judge Nkola Motata has lost his appeal against a drunk-driving conviction in the High Court in Johannesburg, a media report said on Tuesday.

Tippling point

South African high flyers are known to love their drink; how some of them handle it is a different story.

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Vodacom swindled out of more than R24m worth of Apple iPhones

A former employee allegedly ran an intricate scam to steal 8700 phones from the cellular giant

We will find resources to ensure the Zondo commission completes its work — Lamola

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says his department will ensure the state capture commission is afforded the financial resources to complete its work, despite the treasury’s uncertainty

Tobacco industry calls Dlamini-Zuma’s bid to appeal ban a costly folly

The minister could spend the state’s money on fighting Covid-19 and cigarette cartels, tobacco manufacturers argue

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