Opinion The Supreme Court in Pietermaritzburg has again postponed a corruption trial against former President Jacob Zuma. Judge Piet Cohen adjourned the case Tuesday morning until August 1, 2022 to rule on Zuma's request for a "review" before Supreme Court (SCA) President Mandisa Maya.
Last week President Cyril Ramaphosa made headlines when he appointed Justice Raymond Zondo as the country's new Chief Justice. Zondo's appointment sparked controversy as some people, EFF members were hopeful that the country was going to have a female Chief Justice. EFF Leader, Julius Malema was so convinced that Justice Mandisa Maya was going to walk away with the position.
The president of the Republic of South Africa, as well as the African National Congress, which is the leading party in the country, were both urged to nominate Justice Mandisa Maya to be appointed as the new Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa. This came as a result of the resignation of Justice Mogoeng-Mogoeng, the former Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa, at the end of his term in office.
Today marks four days left for Advocate Raymond Zondo as the acting and deputy Chief justice of the Republic of South Africa. On the 31st of this month, (MARCH) 2020, Advocate Raymond Zondo is expected to vacate the office of deputy Chief justice office. Good news is that, on the 1st of the April 2022 he will be taking over the office of Chief Justice of the republic of South Africa as the new chief justice of the country.
A lot of people talked about who should be the Chief Justice of the country when there were still a lot of nominations and interviews going on. Everyone thought Cyril Ramaphosa was the best person to be the chief justice, but he had to pick one. Many people thought that Mandisa Maya would be the chief justice.
Dali Mpofu is a South African lawyer and politician who is the former National Chairperson of the Economic Freedom Fighters and has been serving on the party's central command team since 2013. Mpofu has been serving as the Judicial Service Commission candidate for Advocates for Transformation (AFT) and his term has finally come to an end.
The lost of the SCA President judge Mandisa Maya — was caused by the VERY same people who wanted her to win, actually. 2 FACTORS CONTRIBUTED TO HER LOST (BUT) NUMBER TWO, THE MAIN-ONE. (1) First and foremost the make up (list of the selected names) from the initial candidates list was not representative in numbers — in terms of balance between female and male, let alone to give women an advantage to assume positions.
Numerous individuals pleaded with the President of the Republic of South Africa and the ruling African National Congress to appoint Justice Mandisa Maya as the new Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa. This occurred following the conclusion of the former Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa, Justice Mogoeng-term Mogoeng's in office.
What was the difference in how the Judicial Service Committee was handled? This has been a hot topic of discussion and debate among South Africans. Candidates chosen for interviews were asked very specific questions, and panel members were dissatisfied with the results. The two ex-ANC members who met with acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo and Mlambo appear to have had a different purpose for their meeting with the two.
Pietermaritzburg High Court Judge Piet Koen has conceded previous president Jacob Zuma's application to suspend his arms bargain preliminary until the following month, to permit the Supreme Court of Appeal President Mandisa Maya to settle on his reexamination application. Koen reported that May 17, 2022 would be planned for as a holding date for the continuation of the case, and in the event that the reevaluation application at the SCA was not concluded by then, the preliminary will reconvene so another date can be fixed.
Numerous people wished for President of the Republic of South Africa and leader of the African National Congress, Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa, to nominate Justice Mandisa Maya to be the next chief justice of the Republic of South Africa following the expiration of the term of former Chief Justice Mogoeng-Mogoeng, who served for a period of eight years.
Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, has made a controversial statement about the new appointment of Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. Finally, South Africa has a new Supreme Court Chief Justice. Intense interviews were held between four highly qualified candidates, and Raymond Zondo emerged victorious.
Few weeks ago, South Africans were up in arms advocating for president of the republic of South Africa to appoint Judge Mandisa Maya to be the first female Chief Justice in the republic of South Africa. Even Judiciary Service Commission recommended her over other candidates such as Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
Justice Raymond Zondo was appointed as the new Chief Justice by President Cyril Ramaphosa last week, causing a flurry of media coverage. Some people, including EFF members, were hopeful that the country would have a female Chief Justice when Zondo was appointed, and his appointment sparked debate.
In a declaration, AFT stated Zondo became qualified, skilled and independent. They had been of the view that Zondo might "vigorously pursue the imaginative and prescient of the Constitution of transformation beneathneath the law". The AFT additionally welcomed the nomination of Justice Mandisa Maya as Deputy Chief Justice.
Senior propose Dali Mpofu's time period as Judicial Service Commission candidate for Advocates for Transformation (AFT) has come to an cease. in a letter to the JSC on Sunday, AFT country wide chairperson propose Myron Dewrance, SC, stated Mpofu's time period of workplace as a consultant thru the General Council of the Bar on the JSC had expired on 10 February.
Jacob Zuma's hopes of further delaying his corruption trial have been significantly weakened by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), which outright dismissed the former president's latest efforts to force the removal off prosecutor Billy Downer. In a one-page ruling, the SCA found Zuma's petitions, which the State elected to oppose but not to file a response to, had "no reasonable prospects of success in an appeal and there is no other compelling reason why an appeal should be heard".
Zondo's Interview Is Met With Criticism From The African National Congress Support For president Cyril Ramaphosa's appointment of Lieutenant Presiding Judge Raymond Zondo, various sectors of society have expressed their unwavering support for the larger, better superiors who is ready to get things accomplished. The ANC has also broken their silence on the appointment, in the most welcoming of tones.
President of the Supreme Court of Appeal justice Mandisa Maya has congratulated Raymond Zondo on his appointment as chief justice. The appointment of Judge Raymond Zondo was announced last weekend by President Cyril Ramaphosa though the Judicial Commission had recommended Maya for the Job. Many wanted a female chief of Justice to film the position.
Julius Malema, the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, has released an explosive statement regarding the appointment of Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. The long wait for a new Chief Justice of South Africa is over! Raymond Zondo emerged victorious from a four-way competition after a series of grueling interviews.