Wednesday, June 29, 2011


By Manqoba Nxumalo

In what is sure set to come as shocker to many, High Court Judge Thomas Masuku, who recently hogged the headlines for issuing a judgement highly critical of the mornachy, has been slapped with a suspension. Highly placed sources have today revealed that the judge was today officialy told that he will be suspended indefinitely.

An extraordinary gazzete is currently being drafted which will spell out in detail the nature and terms of Masuku's suspension.

This sudden of events follows a widely reported directive from the Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi that all cases involving the king shall no longer be heard at the High Court.

Masuku is not new to controversy as he was the same judge that 'caused' the rule of law crisis by ruling against the king during his case against two Kamkhweli and Macetjeni chiefs.

The judge was subsequently transfered to the Industrial court but he successfully challenged his transfer at the industrial court. He then went to a sabbatical and worked as a judge in Botswana before returning to the country two years ago.

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