Presidency Announces Appointment Of Winnie Mandela’s Lawyer To Judicial Service Commission


A Mthatha attorney Mvuzo Notyesi who represented Winnie Madikizela-Mandela during her court case to claim the Nelson Mandela’s Qunu home‚ has been awarded an appointment by President Jacob Zuma to serve as a member of the Judicial Service Commission.

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The main function of the Judicial Service Commission is to scrutinize and select fit and qualified candidates befitting for appointment as judges and also to look into any complaints concerning judicial officers.

Apart from the above functions, the commission also renders professional advice to the government on all Judiciary-related issues or to the administration of justice in the nation.

In a brief statement announcing the latest development, the office of the presidency shed more light on the new appointment on Wednesday‚ saying Notyesi had been nominated from within the Attorney’s profession for the important position. He will be replacing Bubelwa Ndzondo whose tenure has come to an end.

“President Zuma wishes Mr. Mvuzo all the best in his new responsibilities and also wishes Ms. Ndzondo all the best in her future endeavours‚” the statement from the presidency read.

Notyesi‚ is a practicing attorney and Director of Mvuzo Notyesi Incorp who specialized in constitutional and administrative law. He is a Human Rights lawyer who graduated with a B Proc‚ LLB from the University of Transkei which qualifies him for the position which he has been appointed to.

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He was an activist as a student at the university of Transkei where he obtained his Bproc & LLB Degrees in 1996 & 1998 respectively and also a member of Sasco.

Notyesi was a political activist and presently a member of the ruling party. He took up a lecturing job in the university of Transkei where he started off as a Tutor from 1997-2002, Lecturing commercial Law & Introduction to practice of Law.