Full List Of New Judges Appointed By President Zuma

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Following Judicial Service Commission’s advice for new judges to be appointed, President Jacob Zuma has appointed new judges to the Supreme Court of Appeal and various high courts.

The presidency said in a statement attributed to Dr Bongani Ngqulunga that the appointments were made to fill vacancies in the various courts.

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“President Zuma wishes them well in their new responsibilities,” the statement added.

The judges include:

• Baratang Constance Mocumie as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal, Bloemfontein;

• Christiaan Hendrik Gert van der Merwe as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal;

• Mjabuliseni Isaac Madondo as Deputy Judge President of the KwaZulu-Natal Division of the High Court, Pietermaritzburg;

• Fikile Eunice Mokgohloa as Deputy Judge President of the Limpopo Division of the High Court, Polokwane;

• Patricia Lynette Goliath as Deputy Judge President of the Western Cape Division of the High Court, Cape Town;



• Advocate Richard William Neville Brooks SC as a Judge of the Eastern Cape Local Division of the High Court, Mthatha;

• Advocate Pieter Cornelius Bezuidenhout as a Judge of the KwaZulu-Natal Division of the High Court, Pietermaritzburg;

• Mokgere Busisiwe Shareen Masipa as a Judge of the KwaZulu-Natal Local Division of the High Court, Durban;

• Advocate Gerrit Cornelius Muller SC as a Judge of the Limpopo Division of the High Court, Polokwane;

• Moletje George Phatudi as a Judge of the Limpopo Division of the High Court;

•Lister Gcinikaya Nuku as a Judge of the Western Cape Division of the High Court.

Appointments of the new Supreme Court of Appeal and various high courts judges will take effect on July 1.

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Last month, President Jacob Zuma appointed Justice Bess Nkabinde as acting deputy chief justice following Dikgang Moseneke’s retirement. He retired from the constitutional court at the age of 68.

Nkabinde had been a Constitutional Court judge since January 2006. The presidency said Nkabinde would act in the position until it was fill.

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