President Jacob Zuma consults political parties on the appointment of the Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic

President Jacob Zuma has, in accordance with section 174 (3) of the Constitution of the Republic, written to political leaders represented in the National Assembly on his intention to appoint Mr Justice Raymond Zondo as the Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa.

The position of Deputy Chief Justice became vacant as a result of the retirement from active service of Deputy Chief Justice, Mr Justice Dikgang Moseneke.

Pursuant to section 174 (3) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, the President of the Republic is required to consult, among others, with leaders of political parties represented in the National Assembly on the appointment of the Deputy Chief Justice. President Zuma has also consulted Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng as the Chairperson of the Judicial Service Commission.

Justice Zondo is currently a Judge of the Constitutional Court since 2012 and has previously served as Judge President of the Labour Appeal Court.

Source: Government of South Africa

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