Magistrate Nzimande, whose responsibilities included the appointment of magistrates, was alleged to be a key player in a crooked cabal of magistrates, prosecutors and police officers allegedly working closely with a criminal syndicate to subvert justice in the province.
It is alleged senior magistrates linked to a syndicate were paid to let off lightly rhino poachers, murderers and rapists.
Motivating for Nzimande’s suspension before the security and justice committee last week, advocate Cassim Moosa, chairperson of the Magistrate’s Commission, raised further serious allegations against Nzimande.
However, when contacted for comment yesterday, Nzimande said: “I am not aware of the new developments. It’s news to me.