Makgoba recommended for Limpopo judge president

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Cape Town - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has recommended that Judge Mampuru Makgoba be appointed as the judge president of the new Limpopo High Court division.

Makgoba, of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, was interviewed in Cape Town on Monday evening.

It was now up to President Jacob Zuma to consider the JSC's recommendation and make a final decision.

Last year, Makgoba presided over a matter involving two Transnet pensioners who applied to the court for leave to institute a class action on behalf of 62 000 pensioners to recover around R80bn in assets and interest from Transnet.

Makgoba ruled that the pensioners had a case.

Seven candidates were interviewed for the Limpopo position, including 68-year-old Judge Thokozile Masipa, the presiding officer in the trial of paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

Currently, the Gauteng division at Pretoria serves as the Limpopo division, with circuit courts sitting at Polokwane and a local seat at Thohoyandou.

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