The judiciary: Corrupt, or partners in realising a transformed society?

CATEGORY: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery
DATE: 18 September 2019
AUTHOR: Daily Maverick

The sensitivity and slowness inherent in the separation of powers are a reality in South Africa’s relatively new constitutional democracy, where the persistent socioeconomic ills of poverty, inequality and unemployment and their often-violent symptoms are aggravated by years of corruption and misrule — giving rise to mounting social discontent.

The latest set of unproven allegations concerning corruption within the judiciary and the criminal justice system should be seen for what they are - spurious misdirection motivated by personal or sectional interests that have come into conflict with the law, and lost.

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