African Commission Seized Complaint for SA’s Failing Court System

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights at the 25th Extraordinary Session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) has seized a complaint lodged by Liberty Fighters Network (LFN) and others against the Republic of South Africa during its 25th Extraordinary Session held during 25 February and 5 March 2019 in Banjul, The Gambia.

The complaint mainly is focused around the dysfunctional Court administration system of SA where fraudulent Court processes and orders are rampant and the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development and the Office of the Chief  Justice not much concerned about it.

In the complaint LFN highlights its extensive journey to especially expose one matter where two judges of the Gauteng Division Pretoria were implicated as possible corruption suspects but the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), especially through former Director of Public Prosecutions, Adv. Shaun Abrahams, responsible of blocking the criminal investigation supported by even the Constitutional Court.

LFN has filed its submissions already providing its evidence in support of the complaint where the SA Government is expected to answer to the complaint during August 2019.

Based on what SA answers, the ACHPR will then conduct a full investigation to determine whether the country has contravened any of the human and peoples’ rights contained in the African Charter.

Those who are interested to read the full decision of the ACHPR may download it hereunder.

Download Full “Decision on Communication 708”