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Cyril has ‘utmost confidence’ in Zondo as he elevates him to chief justice

Already acting as such, Raymond Zondo will take office on April 1, with Mandisa Maya likely to be his deputy

Franny Rabkin

SA’s new chief justice is Raymond Zondo, the presidency announced on Thursday, and President Cyril Ramaphosa has the “utmost confidence” that he’ll excel.

Zondo, already acting as chief justice, will officially take up office on April 1, said the presidency.

Ramaphosa’s decision followed an extended public nomination and consultation process that culminated in widely criticised interviews by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) in February. After the interviews, the JSC recommended Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) president Mandisa Maya for the job...

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