The Office of the Chief Justice in South Africa has issued a stern warning to the public regarding an ongoing case of impersonation involving the retired Constitutional Court Justice Chris Jafta. Individuals have reported being contacted by someone falsely claiming to be Justice Jafta.
Emphasizing the seriousness of the matter, the Office of the Chief Justice has urged the public to remain vigilant and not fall victim to the impersonator. Impersonating a judicial officer is a criminal offense, and the office has underscored its commitment to pursuing legal action against the perpetrator.
The motives behind the impersonation remain unclear, raising concerns about potential scams or fraudulent activities. The public is strongly advised to exercise caution and immediately contact the Office of the Chief Justice to verify any communication, directive, or social media post claiming to be associated with a judge.
This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of verifying the identity of individuals claiming to represent authoritative figures, especially in the realm of the judiciary. The Office of the Chief Justice is actively working to address the situation and ensure the safety and trust of the public in judicial processes.