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Parliament votes to impeach judges Hlophe and Motata

# The National Assembly has voted in favour of the impeachment of Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe and retired judge Nkola Motata, becoming the first judges to be impeached in democratic South Africa. They were both found guilty of gross misconduct by the Judicial Services Commission. Hlophe was found guilty of trying to sway two Constitutional Court justices in 2008 to rule in favour of then-president Jacob Zuma. Motata was convicted of drunk driving in 2009. The final decision on their removal now lies with President Cyril Ramaphosa.