South Africa: Zuma chooses chief justice

source: IOL
2009-08-06 14:17

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has nominated Constitutional Court Judge Sandile Ngcobo to replace Judge Pius Langa, who retires from the position of Chief Justice later this year.

Explaining his choice, Zuma said he had taken the decision “properly” and “objectively”.

“Ngcobo has more experience in that court [than deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke]. He has been there for a long time. He has very serious credentials in terms of his experience.

“The fact of the matter is that I have appointed a judge that I believe is capable,” said Zuma.

After studying at various institutions in South Africa and abroad, Ngcobo became a [continue reading]



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