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Judges cross-examined on political matters

14 Jul 2015 - 10:45

By AARTI J NARSEE

A BARRAGE of political questions during this week’s judicial interviews affected the depth of interrogation of the four candidates vying for a single Constitutional Court post. Alison Tilley, of the Judges Matter Coalition, said: “I think it is unfair for these candidates, who were to be interrogated on their records, depth and experience, to then have the argument between the executive and judiciary played out.” The interviews, on Thursday, took place just a day after Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng made the unprecedented move of seeking a meeting with President Jacob Zuma over the rising tension between the judiciary and the executive.

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