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Arthur Fraser Opposes Chief Justice Position || See Why

Date:21/10/2021

Source:https://headtopics.com/za/former-spy-boss-arthur-fraser-officially-opposes-nomination-of-raymond-zondo-for-chief-justice-posit-22204329


In a letter to the jury on Friday, Fraser accused Zondo of a lack of objectivity and integrity. Fraser insisted that Zondo "is not fit to be the face and embodiment of the values enshrined in the South African constitution.". In a letter to the panel, Fraser also accused the judge of a "lack of objectivity" and "integrity.".


Fraser was involved in allegations of unlawful conduct by the State Security Agency and was one of several witnesses before the commission. Fraser, a former correctional officer, said Zondo prevented him from appearing before the state commission of inquiry. Fraser's lawyer Eric Mabuza confirmed the letter was sent to the shortlist committee on Friday but said there was no comment.

The letter to the panel - chaired by Navi Pillay, former judge at the International Court of Justice and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - which was due to propose five names on October 29 of this year to President Cyril Ramaphosa - former head of the penitentiary of the country and former chief spy Arthur Fraser - raised several points.

The state investigation into the detention was led by Mr. Zondo, who heard evidence of allegations of indecency and misconduct by Mr. Arthur Fraser when he was head of the State Security Department. The state prison inquiry led by Zondo heard evidence of allegations of "indecency or misconduct" by Fraser during his time as head of the State Security Service (SSA).

Arthur Fraser, an ally of the former President Jacob Zuma and former intelligence chief in the previous government, has formally objected to the appointment of acting chief justice Raymond Zondo as the next head of the judiciary. The panel, set up by President Cyril Ramaphosa to give greater transparency to the appointment of new chief justice, has called for public nominations and oppositions.

In a letter dated Friday, October 15, the deadline for public objections, Fraser, a former head of the penitentiary and former head of the spy agency, stated that the deputy chairman Judge Condos did not have the judicial independence that was required by the position of Chief Justice.


In a statement on Tuesday, the panel's chairwoman, Judge Navi Pillay, said the panel, which reviews nominations for the chief justice's public position, appreciated public participation in the process. The panel received 564 public comments in favor of and objections to the nominees. The shortlist is due to be presented to President Cyril Ramaphosa on 29 October 2021.


Former SAS Correctional Service head and former chief spy Arthur Fraser has objected to the nomination of Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo as a candidate for the vacant post of Lord Chief Justice. Former spy Arthur Fraser opposes Raymond Zondos' nomination to the post of Chief Justice. The former head of the country's prison and former chief spy Arthur Fraser has raised his objections to his nomination as one of those eligible for the post of Chief Justice.

She said in 2009 that, during her marriage to Prince Andrew, Duke of York, when he was offered the post of Governor-General of Canada, she speculated that in hindsight her agreement to reject the commission was a factor in the eventual split. Former spy chief Arthur Fraser has officially opposed Raymond Zondo's nomination for Chief Justice by Concourt.

In a letter to the panel that assisted Rama in selecting candidates, Fraser addressed his bias and lack of independence when he was Chairman of the state's detention investigation commission. He went black when he sent Zuma to prison for refusing to testify before the commission, and under the law, he is punished for it.

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