Hawks head Godfrey Lebeya said that while everyone was considered innocent until proven otherwise, those who preside over cases in court were expected to conduct themselves in an exemplary manner.
“They should be beyond reproach,” Lebeya said.
“If proven, the alleged conduct has the potential of tainting the proper administration of justice. We shall continue to act without fear or favour regardless of the status of those who transgress the law,” he said.
The magistrate will appear in the Carletonville Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of corruption and extortion.