JudiciaryThe Star reports that after nearly 10 years of being suspended from the Bench, it is unclear whether Judge Nkola Motata is still getting paid or not.  

Motata, who remains a member of the Gauteng High Court, was placed on special leave in 2007 after crashing into the wall of a property in Johannesburg.  He was convicted of drunken driving in September 2009.  Asked to indicate whether Motata had been paid while on suspension, the Department of Justice said it would only be able to deal with the issue on Monday.  If he has been paid throughout, it is estimated Motata will have received almost R13 million over this period.  Last week, Judge Mabel Jansen became the second judge in the division to be placed on special leave with full pay following racist comments she made in a Facebook message.


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