Judge Nkola Motata said that the statements he made after he drunkenly crashed his car into a wall in 2007 were “not at all” racist. Motata was responding to allegations of judicial misconduct at a judicial conduct tribunal on Wednesday. The tribunal was set up to investigate two complaints arising from the car accident at the property of Richard Baird and the criminal trial that followed.
Reports that ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa is on the verge of removing prosecutions head Shaun Abrahams are perplexing because it is legally impossible outside of a court process, which has yet to be finalised. Although it is reasonably clear that Abrahams is on his way out one way or another, it may take a while unless he resigns. It is also legally impermissible for the ANC president to initiate or instruct any prosecution to take place.
AfriForum’s Kallie Kriel said on Wednesday that Judge Nkola Motata’s “rant” at the scene of a 2007 car crash “was solely based on the colour of the skin of Mr Baird – nothing else whatsoever”. Kriel was testifying at a judicial conduct tribunal set up to investigate two complaints of judicial misconduct arising from the car accident at the property of Richard Baird and the criminal trial that followed.
Motata J says he was “extremely” provoked by Baird because he called him a drunken kaffir, (which Baird has always denied).Jappie JP says: that’s not in the transcripts or the record. But he said it, says Motata.
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