JSC to grill Mogoeng
Johannesburg - Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng will be interviewed in a special sitting of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Wednesday, to assess his suitability as Chief Justice.
The special sitting will be open to the public and the media, advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza and CP Fourie, of the JSC, said in a statement.
Mogoeng was nominated for the job by President Jacob Zuma, following Justice Sandile Ngcobo's retirement earlier this month.
Section 174(3) of the Constitution provides for the Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice to be appointed by the president after consultation with the JSC and leaders of political parties represented in the National Assembly.
The JSC's interview with Mogoeng serves as part of the consultation required by the Constitution.
"Following the interview, the JSC will advise the president of its views regarding the suitability of Justice Mogoeng to assume the position of Chief Justice," they said.