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earningsThe Citizen reports that retired Judge Nkola Motata’s gravy train – which paid out nearly R14 million between 2007 and 2016 while he was on special leave – is set to continue while the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) drags its heels on the matter of his impeachment.  

Motata, 72, is estimated to have earned slightly less than R2.5 million since his retirement in 2017, bringing his total earnings since January 2007 – when he drunkenly reversed his Jaguar through a householder’s wall near Sandton – to more than R16 million.  The Judicial Conduct Tribunal found on April 2018 that Motata’s conduct and his remarks at the scene of his car accident were racist, impugning on the impartiality and dignity of the courts.  The tribunal recommended that Motata should be removed from office as keeping him would negatively affect public confidence in the justice system.  But since then, nothing.  Prior to the tribunal, it took 11 years for the matter to even reach the JSC.  Motata retired in 2017 and will receive state benefits for the rest of his life, unless he is impeached.  Motata has stuck to his denial he was drunk, saying he did not consider himself to be drunk after two glasses of wine in four hours.

  • Read Amanda Watson’s report in the above regard at The Citizen

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