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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: News 24 by Niren Tolsi.]

As the first day of the Judicial Service Commission’s (JSC’s) interviews of judges crept into the evening, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema’s face darkened with the encroaching night.

Describing what he thought was an example of “nepotism”, “factionalism” and attempts to make judicial appointments outside of the “due process” of the commission’s work, he thundered: “We are not some village under the tree!”

What Malema was referring to was the startling revelations during Northern Cape Judge Bulelwa Pakati’s interview for the vacant deputy judge president position in that division.

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