Any attempts to discredit judiciary won't succeed - retired judge Bernard Ngoepe

Retired judge Bernard Ngoepe says politicians who try undermine or discredit the judiciary are wasting their time.

This comes after two Cabinet ministers took a swipe at the judiciary in light of the recent National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) ruling.

Read: ‘Conflicted’ Zuma will never again have say in appointing NPA boss, court hears

Ngoepe says any underhanded comments will only encourage judges to continue applying the law with courage and conviction.

He served as a judge for 18 years and says neither compliments nor commendation should influence the judiciary.

Ngoepe laments that many politicians are receiving incorrect legal advice when pursing court battles.

Such comments will not have an impact on judges. If anything, you tend to strengthen their resolve.

Retired judge Bernard Ngoepe

You cannot influence judges by making remarks.

Retired judge Bernard Ngoepe

People now know that their protector is the Constitution

Retired judge Bernard Ngoepe

Minister Bathabile Dlamini claims that the judges are not acting independently and that the ruling was written and drafted by external parties.

The judiciary are now very clearly part of the cliques.

Bathabile Dlamini, Minister of Social Development and ANC Women's League chair

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane also questioned the ruling, which he says is unheard of.

Take a listen:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Hiding inside the 'dark web' - the horrors of child pornography

Hiding inside the 'dark web' - the horrors of child pornography

Expert says says child pornography has the effect of re-abusing the victim because it always exists online.

Thousands expected to march in support of Zuma

Thousands expected to march in support of Zuma

Supporters of the former president are expected to march to the Durban High Court on Friday.

Casac to challenge Zuma's appeal of Abrahams High Court order

Casac to challenge Zuma's appeal of Abrahams High Court order

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will appeal a High Court order that its head Shaun Abrahams leave office.

'Judgment pits President Zuma against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa'

'Judgment pits President Zuma against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa'

Political analyst Ralph Mathegka weighs in on Friday's Nxasana judgment.

High Court: Zuma abused court process in order to reap benefits for his own good

High Court: Zuma abused court process in order to reap benefits for his own good

EWN reporter Barry Bateman reports that the Presidency is asking for leave to appeal the NPA Nxasana and Abrahams judgment.

‘Conflicted’ Zuma will never again have say in appointing NPA boss, court hears

‘Conflicted’ Zuma will never again have say in appointing NPA boss, court hears

Shaun Abrahams is no longer the National Director of Public Prosecutions and President Zuma can't appoint his replacement.

Popular articles
Africa State of Mind: 'My dream is to be global' -  Sho Madjozi

Africa State of Mind: 'My dream is to be global' - Sho Madjozi

In this episode of Africa State of Mind, Lee Kasumba chats to South African rapper Sho Madjozi about her upbringing, and rise to fame.

[LISTEN] Health tips for the festive season

[LISTEN] Health tips for the festive season

In the health feature, CEO of Proactive Health Solutions Dr Fundile Nyathi chats about some health issues the generally arise during the festive season.

Adriaan Basson the second journalist to lay a charge against an EFF member

Adriaan Basson the second journalist to lay a charge against an EFF member

Earlier on Friday, Karima Brown laid a charge of intimidation against a party member who sent her what she says is a threatening text.

'Love your vulva the way it is' - Designer vaginas are dangerous, warns Dr Eve

'Love your vulva the way it is' - Designer vaginas are dangerous, warns Dr Eve

So-called 'designer vaginas' are created through various surgical or non-surgical procedures, explains clinical sexologist Dr Eve.

'Shutdown of Ndalo Media is no surprise and is a blow to media diversity'

'Shutdown of Ndalo Media is no surprise and is a blow to media diversity'

The company will reportedly shut its doors in January 2019.

'Cyril is the most popular president since Nelson Mandela'

'Cyril is the most popular president since Nelson Mandela'

Author Max de Preez weighs in on where SA would be if Jacob Zuma was still president and the impact of Ramaphosa now.

Here is what to do if you're affected by driving licence backlog

Here is what to do if you're affected by driving licence backlog

The WC Traffic Department has made provisions to cater for motorists affected by the backlog with the issuing of driving licences.

[WATCH] Internet search for talented singer Nosipho is over...she's been found!

[WATCH] Internet search for talented singer Nosipho is over...she's been found!

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.