The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) is shocked at the allegations of corruption levelled against Pretoria Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair at the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State, yesterday.
‘We understand he is the first judicial officer to be implicated. At this stage the allegations are untested, and Mr Nair must be given an opportunity to respond. However, we also understand that the Magistrates’ Commission is looking into and following this aspect,’ say LSSA Co-Chairpersons, Mvuzo Notyesi and Ettienne Barnard.
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE CO-CHAIRPERSONS OF THE LAW SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA, MVUZO NOTYESI AND ETTIENNE BARNARD
Barbara Whittle barbara@LSSA.org.za Tel: (012) 366 8800 or 083 380 1307
Nomfundo Jele nomfundom@LSSA.org.za Tel: (012) 366 8800 or 072 402 6344