Raymond Zondo is the new Chief Justice

Supplied Content 

President Cyril Ramaphosa has, under Section 174(3) of the Constitution, appointed Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo as the new Chief Justice from April 1, 2022.

The President’s decision follows consultation with the Judicial Service Commission. He further consulted leaders of parties in the National Assembly.

In terms of the Constitution, the Chief Justice is “the head of the judiciary exercises responsibility over the establishment and monitoring of norms and standards. He also exercises responsibility of the judicial functions of all courts.”

READ | Minister introduces Labour Migration Policy for public comment

With Justice Zondo assuming the position of Chief Justice, the position of Deputy Chief Justice will become vacant. President Ramaphosa has indicated his intention to nominate Justice Mandisa Maya to be Zondo’s deputy. This nomination will be subject to the process outlined in Section 174(3) of the Constitution.

“The inclusive process of selecting the next Chief Justice demonstrated not only the value that South Africans place on the judiciary. It also showed the depth of experience and capability within the senior ranks of the judiciary.”

READ MORE | Major housing project on the cards for Mpumalanga

“The position of Chief Justice carries great responsibility in our democracy. As the head of the judiciary, the Chief Justice is the guardian of our Constitution. The Chief Justice stands as the champion of rights for all South Africans. He bears responsibility for ensuring equal access to justice. I have every confidence that Justice Zondo will acquit himself with distinction in this position,” said President Ramaphosa.

Related articles

President visits bereaved families after tragic bus incident

President Cyril Ramaphosa visited the bereaved families of the eight people that died in Dumbe, KwaZulu-Natal on their way back from Manifesto Launch in Durban last Sunday. READ | ANC SG outlines build-up activities for 112...

ANC members die in bus crash

The African National Congress (ANC) has confirmed that some of their members from the Mpumalanga Province were involved in a bus crash early this morning. According to reports, eight people were declared dead and others...

More than R33 milllion NSFAS funds recovered from UMP

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has recovered R33 668 138.56 of unallocated funds from the University of Mpumalanga. This was revealed last week Wednesday when the SIU presented its findings to Parliament’s Standing Committee on...

WATCH: Elephant escapes from KNP

MATSULU - Residents were shocked to see an elephant roaming the streets after it escaped from the Kruger National Park earlier today. According to members of the community, some saw it around 01:00am and alerted...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.