Newzroom Afrika| Open secrets and Shadow World Investigations welcome the Seriti and Musi judgement
In 2020, Open Secrets and Shadow World Investigations laid a complaint with the Chief Justice to refer Judge Willie Seriti and Judge Hendrick Musi to the JSC. This was over their alleged failure to investigate the Arms Deal during the Seriti Commission. The complaint also asked the Chief Justice to consider whether their actions constituted criminal misconduct and, if so, to refer the matter to the NPA for further action. In 2021 Seriti and Musi brought an application to declare the definition of “Judge” in the Judicial Services Commission Act as unconstitutional. The act allows retired judges to be held accountable for their conduct while they were in active service. That application was dismissed in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg yesterday. Open Secrets lawyer Luthando Vilakazi weighs in.