There is an old adage that the punishment should fit the crime, case in point.

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  • The JSC fines Judge Motata more than R1 million as he ‘was racist and lacked integrity”.
  • Arising out of the same incident Judge Motata is found guilty of Drunken driving and fined R20 000,00.
  • Eben Etzebeth allegedly makes racist comments and the complainants seek R1 million in damages.
  • Adam Catzavelos agrees to pay a fine of R150 000,00 over the use of the k – word.
  • After pleading guilty to culpable homicide 27-year-old Nkosinathi was sentenced to a 10 years suspended sentence, anger management and community service.

Has the law not lost its way when verbiage attracts a greater sanction than the taking of a human life?

Ian Mc Laren

Ian Mc Laren

Ian McLaren BA LLB (WITS) General Educated St Johns College, Houghton. BA LLB University of the Witwatersrand 1984 Founded McLarens Attorneys September 1986. Right of Appearance High Court, October 1996. Expertise Litigation, Labour Law, Commercial Law, Family Law, Pension and Provident Funds, Customs and Excise, Wills, Deceased Estates, Trusts, Commercial Agreements, Reviewing and Drafting Government Legislation, Information Technology. Committees/ Trusts Law Society of South Africa Information Technology Committee. Trustee Verney College Educational Trust Other Transvaal Provincial colours for Practical Shooting. Third degree Black Belt JKS Karate. Photographer and motor cyclist Lectured for Continuing Legal Education on Information Technology issues.