Zuma appoints top new judges

2012-05-24 18:58

JOHANNESBURG May 24

President Jacob Zuma has appointed judges to the Supreme Court of Appeal and various high courts in the Eastern and Northern Cape, and Gauteng, the presidency said on Thursday.

Justices Xola Mlungisi Petse and Ronnie Pillay were appointed judges at the Supreme Court of Appeal with effect from June 1, spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement on Thursday.

Justice Dunstan Mlambo has been appointed Judge President of the High Courts in Johannesburg and Pretoria with effect from November 1 this year.

Advocate Selby Alan Masibonge Baqwa SC and Elizabeth Mamoloko Kubushi were appointed judges of the High Court in Pretoria with immediate effect.

Advocate Bashier Vally SC will take up a judge's post at the High Court in Johannesburg with immediate effect.

Bulelwa Myra Pakati will take up a judge's post at the High Court in Kimberley with immediate effect.

Duncan Zolani Dukada was appointed judge at the High Court in Bhisho effective July 1.

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