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Unexpected| Ramaphosa Shocks South Africans On A Thursday Morning

President Cyril Ramaphosa has narrowed the field of contenders for the job of chief justice to four individuals. He has presented a list of candidates for consideration to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) as well as to the leaders of the major political parties.

When it comes to the selection of the chief justice, the Constitution mandates the president to confer with the JSC.

The candidates are as follows:

Mbuyiseli Madlanga, a Justice of the Constitutional Court; Judge Mandisa Maya, President of the Supreme Court of Appeal; Judge President of the Gauteng Division of the High Court, Dunstan Mlambo; and Deputy Chief Justice, Raymond Mnyamezeli Mlungisi Zondo are among those in attendance.

In September, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the nomination process for the next chief justice would be open to the public in order to enhance transparency and allow for public participation in the process. This was done in advance of Mogoeng Mogoeng's retirement, which took place last month.

A nominating team reviewed the submissions from the public and came up with a shortlist of eight candidates to present to the president for his consideration.

Unlike in previous years, this will be the first time in South African history that the JSC would interview four potential chief justice candidates, as the president generally only nominates one candidate.


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Cyril Ramaphosa Dunstan Mlambo Mandisa Maya Mbuyiseli Madlanga Raymond Mnyamezeli Mlungisi Zondo


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