Karyn Maughan | Fear, loathing and a missing Porsche: The case that could see Hlophe’s lawyer jailed – About Your Online Magazine


Lawyer Barnabas Xulu Xulu last month filed a serious complaint of judicial misconduct against Judge Owen Rogers and ten other judges from the Judicial Service Commission. Photo: Gallo

Lawyer Barnabas Xulu Xulu last month filed a serious complaint of judicial misconduct against Judge Owen Rogers and ten other judges from the Judicial Service Commission. Photo: Gallo

A saga involving Western Cape Chief Justice John Hlophe’s lawyer, Barnabas Xulu, clearly illustrates the dysfunction of the Western Cape Superior Court and how he is trying to use JSC to file complaints against the judges who ruled against him, writes Karyn Maughan.

Barnabas Xulu, longtime lawyer for Western Cape Chief Justice John Hlophe, is facing potential arrest for several acts of contempt for the court – related to his company’s failure to return R20 million in fees he illegally received from the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fishing.

In a blatant disregard for the lawsuit filed against Xulu and his company last month, the department asks the Western Cape Superior Court to order him to be arrested if he fails to comply with an October 2020 court order to deliver his Porsche 911 Carrera. to the Cape Town Sheriff for custody, until his personal responsibility for those R20 million is determined.

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