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Justice Minister grants special leave to Judge Jansen

11 May 2016

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Adv Michael Masutha has granted approved special leave to Madam Justice Mabel Jansen.

Minister Masutha’s granting of the leave follows the request from Judge President Dunstan Mlambo of the Gauteng Division of the High Court, to place Judge Jansen on special leave, pending finalisation of a complaint submitted to the Judicial Services Commission (JSC). The complaint relates to comments on social media attributed to her which have caused outrage among members of the public. 

The Minister has also approved an acting appointment to fill the vacancy during this time.

Issued by Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services

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