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'Zondo is the right man for the job' - Advocate throws support behind Zondo

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.

Advocates for Transformation (AFT) trust that Justice Raymond Zondo's appointment as Chief Justice became the proper one as he's qualified, skilled, and independent.


In a declaration on Sunday, AFT, whose Judicial Service Commission (JSC) candidate at some stage in the Chief Justice interviews became recommend Dali Mpofu SC, applauded Zondo's appointment.


"AFT believes that Justice Zondo is definitely qualified, skilled and could vigorously pursue the imaginative and prescient of the Constitution of transformation beneathneath the law," the declaration stated.

"AFT additionally regards Justice Zondo as fiercely independent, and for this reason the proper chief for the judiciary at this time."


AFT additionally noted "the aim of President Cyril Ramaphosa to appoint Supreme Court of Appeal President Mandisa Maya for the position of Deputy Chief Justice".

"Her stellar document speaks for itself, and we sit up for her interview on the JSC," AFT stated.

"We trust that the viable elevation of Justice Maya as Deputy Chief Justice will encourage generations of younger girls attorneys who can dream that they can also play management roles in our judiciary."


Chief justice nominee Raymond Zondo became withinside the warm seat on Thursday, because the 1/3 day of interviews persisted in Johannesburg. Zondo is certainly considered one among 4 judges vying for the placement of leader justice. President Cyril Ramaphosa named the applicants in November after thinking about the hints of a panel, which became headed through Judge Navanethem Pillay. Join News24 senior prison journalist Karyn...


Maya became the candidate encouraged through the JSC for the placement of Chief Justice. However, Ramaphosa appointed Zondo instead.

Experts had formerly stated the JSC have to now no longer have encouraged a unmarried candidate, however alternatively seek advice from and specific a view as to the suitability of applicants.


Earlier on Sunday, News24 suggested that the AFT had written to the JSC informing the fee that Mpfofu's time period had come to an end.

AFT country wide chairperson, recommend Myron Dewrance SC, stated Mpofu's time period of workplace as a consultant through the General Council of the Bar on the JSC had expired on 10 February.

At the time, the AFT country wide government committee asked Mpofu to preserve serving at the JSC, pending the finalisation of the interviews for the Chief Justice position, which had considering that been finalised.


At its June 2017 AGM in Bloemfontein, AFT resolved that its candidate serving at the JSC might most effective be capable of serve a time period of years at a time and a most of phrases difficulty to the choice of an AGM.

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"In 2017, Mpofu SC became elected to serve at the JSC for one time period. At a later AGM in Port Elizabeth in 2019, Mpofu SC became re-elected to serve at the JSC," Dewrance stated.

Dewrance stated AFT became withinside the method of figuring out a appropriate successor and that the JSC might be cautioned in due course.

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