With corruption seeping into government institutions, law enforcement agencies and the courts, Judge President of the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, Dunstan Mlambo said close collaboration in rooting it out was more crucial than ever.
Speaking at the Africa Uniting Against Crime(APA) anti-corruption training session at the National Prosecuting Authority’s headquarters in Weavind Park, Judge Mlambo said corruption had also made its way into courts.
“We have seen trends in terms of people falsifying court orders as if they are ours (judges). There have been a number of people who present themselves as lawyers or advocates when they are not admitted and have no such right of appearance in our courts.
“We have a matter where a magistrate would come in the morning look at the cases and simply strike them off the roll just so she can be out of the courts by 11am. That in itself is corruption and we intend on dealing with the matter accordingly.”