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Kollapen and Mathopo appointed as new con court judges by president Cyril Ramaphosa

The Constitutional Court has two new members. 4,444 Judges Narandran "Jody" Kollapen and Rammaka Steven Matopo have been appointed as judges of the Constitutional Court by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa's office made the announcement on Friday. 

 In a statement, the President said: “Judges Kollapen and Matopo have had illustrious careers in the legal and judicial fields. 

 The appointment of Kollapen and Mothapo followed Judicial Services Committee interviews in October. As a result of these interviews, Ramaphosa received the names of the shortlisted candidates on the recommendation of Acting Chief Justice Raymond and the names included Judge B Molemela, Judge R Matopo, Judge F KathreeSetiloane, Judge J Kollapen and Judge B Vally. 

 The Ministry of Justice has officially submitted to the President the proposal of the Joint Stock Company. 

 The Chairman subsequently received the report on December 21, and the recommendations were reduced to two names. Kollapen, chairman of the South African Human Rights Commission, has also served as a judge of the Gauteng Division since 2010. 

 Of the cases he has chaired, Eskom asked Eskom to deny his revenue claim by South Africa's national energy regulator (Nersa) to be excluded as unreasonable and unjustifiable. legally, therefore under SA's citizenship law. 

 Judge Matopo, on the other hand, was appointed magistrate, also in the Gauteng Chamber of the High Court, in 2006 and elevated to the Supreme Court of Appeal in 2015. “The President wishes Kollapen Justices good luck and Matopo in new role,” the statement read. 

 Kollapen and Mothapo will assume their roles from January 1.

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Constitutional Court Kollapen Mathopo Narandran Ramaphosa


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