The judge and the stripper

The judge and the stripper

Dennis Davis is the tough-talking television-show host who South Africans have come to identify with the programme Judge for Yourself. However, in his real-life role as Judge of the Western Cape High Court (and Judge President of the Competition Appeal Court) Judge Davis is known, on occasion, to be as opinionated in court as he is on camera. Those who appear before him are easily deemed stupid and uneducated by comparison. His style makes for entertaining television – but is it appropriate coming from a judge on the bench?

Judge Davis JudgmentJustice Davies' Order; Court Transcript1; Immigration Department Investigation Report; Response from Dept of Justice

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Submitted by : Pete Swanepoel of MONTCLAIR on 2012-03-19 15:45:29
The interesting question is why the judge jumps so quickly to the high-priced legal team's orders. And why they jump so quickly to the strip club's orders?
Submitted by : Mujidat Mustapha on 2012-02-02 22:34:34
I'm not really surprised about this judge's conduct; I've seen and experienced worse at the Labour court. This is what should be expected of a judiciary with no Code of Conduct. It's no wonder most of them are recalcitrant about declaring their assets and interests and those of their families. The saddest thing though is that an unfair dismissal dispute (regardless of the applicant being someone engaged in essential services)is not usually regarded as an urgent matter, yet a stripper without a return ticket etc being deported is. Very sad and pathetic........


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