Alex Moore restored to magisterial bench

The Judicial Service Commission today said that Alex Moore has been restored to the magisterial bench following a hearing into several matters against him.

A release from the Judicial Service Commission follows:

The Judicial Service Commission recently concluded an inquiry into a number of matters concerning the performance of Magistrate Alex Moore at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court.

Magistrate Moore was afforded a full hearing before the Commission. One of the issues investigated by the Commission involved a complaint by a Ms. Seerojine Singh whose complaint was widely reported in the print media. Ms. Seerojine Singh had audience before the Commission and was also fully heard. Given the representations made to it by Ms. Singh, the Commission is of the considered view that in relation to Ms. Singh’s complaint no further action or intervention against or with Magistrate Moore is warranted. The Judicial Service Commission takes the opportunity to point out that the account provided by Ms. Singh of her experience at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court differed in material respects from the report carried in certain sections of the print media.

In relation to all other maters which engaged the attention of the Commission concerning Magistrate Alex Moore, the Commission was generally satisfied with the responses provided by Magistrate Moore thereto. As a consequence, Magistrate Moore has been reinstated to the Magisterial Bench.

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