Judge John Hlophe

Judge John Hlophe is President of the Western Cape Division of the High Court of South Africa. Hlophe is controversial for the number and range of allegations of improper conduct as Judge President that critics allege have damaged the credibility of the court. Hlophe is accused of trying to influence two Constitutional Court judges to rule in favour of then ANC President Jacob Zuma in 2008. At the time Zuma was facing prosecution for arms deal-linked corruption. But Hlophe is maintaining his innocence.