The Brrreeeport visits South Africa, where a strange courtroom tale is unfolding.
An unexpected family link between South African ex-Deputy President Jacob Zuma and a judge has left questions over the future of his rape trial.
South African media have revealed that Mr Zuma has a son whose uncle is a judge who was to have heard the case.
The 29-year-old man’s mother is the sister of Judge Jeremiah Shongwe.
Judge Shongwe was due to judge the case after Bernard Ngoepe stood down at the defence’s request, and Phineas Mojapelo stood down for “personal” reasons.
Mr Zuma’s defence team would have raised the issue of the blood connection in court if Judge Shongwe had not stood down from the case, the Star newspaper reports.
The recusal of the three most senior judges of the Transvaal region – Judge President Ngoepe and his two deputies, Judge Mojapelo and Judge Shongwe – has left uncertainty over who will preside over the Zuma trial when it resumes in the Johannesburg High Court on 6 March.
The Brrreeeport suggestion? Let Judge Judy have it.