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“The Arms Deal comrades” Pic exposed, as these Top leaders are accused of benefiting from corruption

Open Secrets and Shadow World Investigations are also named as respondents, having filed misconduct accusations against the two retired judges for their handling of the weapons sale commission of inquiry. The results of their investigation were eventually overturned by the North Gauteng High Court in August 2019.

"This application raises the following constitutional issues: Whether the definition of Judge in section 7(1)(g) of the Judicial Service Commission Act 9 of 1994 is unconstitutional and invalid on the grounds that it is irrational and/or vague and/or inconsistent with sections 176 and 177 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, read in conjunction with section 1 of the Judges' Remuneration and Conditions of Employment Act 47 of 2001," read the judges' court papers.See the source image

A judge, as defined in the JSC Act, is any judge of the Constitutional Court or a judge as defined in section one of the Judges' Remuneration and Conditions of Employment Act 47 of 2001. This includes judges who have been discharged from active service in accordance with the JSC Act, as well as anyone holding the office of judge in a court of comparable status to a high court, as defined in section 166 of the Constitution, as well as any Constitutional Court judge or judge performing judicial duties in an acting capacity.

A judge is defined under the Judges' Remuneration and Conditions of Employment Act as any individual who holds the post of Chief Justice of a high court. Judges Seriti and Musi argue that the Constitution's definition of a judge also governs the terms of office and remuneration of judicial officers, stating that judges other than Constitutional Court justices hold office until they are discharged from active service pursuant to a statutory provision, and that their salaries, allowances, and benefits may not be reduced.See the source image

Additionally, the country's supreme law provides that a judge may be removed from office only if the JSC determines that the judge is incompetent, grossly incompetent, or guilty of gross misconduct, and the National Assembly votes to remove the judge via a resolution adopted with the support of at least two-thirds of its members.

Following that, the president must remove a judge from office if a resolution asking for the judge's removal is adopted. The Judicial Conduct Committee was submitted the complaint by Open Secrets and Shadow World Investigations in May of this year, and the committee was intended to recommend to the JSC whether the issue should be examined and reported on by a tribunal.See the source image

"I am satisfied that if Shadow World Investigations and Open Secrets' complaint is established, it will almost certainly result in the JSC finding Judge Seriti and Judge Musi guilty of gross misconduct as defined in section 14(4) of the JSC Act," Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo informed the two organizations in May in his capacity as acting chairperson of the Judicial Conduct Committee.

With the Arm deal case still going on in the South African justice system, people shared a picture of South African heroes who fought for this country’s freedom. In this picture, familiar faces can be seen. The likes of Nelson Mandela, Jacob Zuma, Cyril Ramaphosa and other white people. This picture caused tension on social media, due to the fact that the Arms deal could have helped millions of poor South Africans, to better their lives.Image

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