Chief Justice Candidate List Released


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The Presidency has released its top eight list of nominees for the Chief Justice position.

The public was brought in to nominate who they thought should take over the seat of Mogoeng Mogoeng.

Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, who was found to have tried to influence judges in the 2008 corruption trial of Jacob Zuma, is among the nominees.

The eight people that made it to the Presidency’s list made the cut because they met the set criteria.

Embattled Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, and Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo are amongst the top eight.

Objections and submissions will be accepted until October 15, and the panel assessing the nominees must submit its report to President Cyril Ramaphosa October 29.

[Header image: Zoe Postman]

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May 16, 2022
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