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ANC hails Ngcobo's decision to step down

2011-07-28 07:46

Johannesburg - The ANC has welcomed the decision by Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo to decline the extension of his term of office by President Jacob Zuma on the grounds of safeguarding the integrity of the office of the chief justice and the esteem in which it is held.

"We also welcome the acceptance by President Zuma of Chief Justice Ngcobo's decision, which will certainly go a long way to bring to an end any litigation and political rumblings - particularly from opposition benches."

The ANC added: "Whilst we welcome the decision by the chief justice, we are of the opinion that President Zuma was firmly within his right to extend the term of office of Justice Ngcobo as informed by the legislation on the remuneration of judges.

"These developments will now offer the president the opportunity to appoint a new chief justice and reaffirm the independence of the judiciary.

"We are also grateful that the appointment of the new chief justice will continue with the old tradition of the separation of powers between the executive arm of state and the judiciary - a very important constitutional principle."









Comments
  • The Wonderer - 2011-07-28 07:50

    Now for Zuma and the rest of his corrupt cronies to follow...resign!

      ZotBot - 2011-07-28 08:05

      HAHAHA, that will never happen. zzzzt zzzzt - short circuit somewhere in my wiring. that will never happen. zzzt zzzt we programmed by out master to follow. zzzt zzzt. No resigning by ANC members.

      Tshepo - 2011-07-28 09:01

      you people need help serias!!!! There are many who have served the ANC well who i think should be rewarded with the chief justice post now...

      Aish - 2011-07-28 10:16

      LOL, they removed my "out master" comment ZotBot.... you master of out houses where great ideas are smelt

      allan.clean - 2011-07-28 10:36

      TSHEPO, Ohh we bow to thy wisdom, Pray,tell us.. WHO??? Its so so hard to find a ethical honest person with integrity in that party. SO TELL US WHO@!!!!

      eh eh eh - 2011-07-28 22:29

      How about Motata?

  • cj - 2011-07-28 08:11

    Now we will see if judge Dikgang Moseneke, who should have been appointed last time around, but was overlooked because of a comment about the ANC,and is the brightest of the lot, with Cameron, at last gets his rightful appointment.

      Andrew - 2011-07-28 09:20

      The country hold it's breath and waits to see whether Zuma's appointment will be self-servicing or in the best interest of upholding the constitution and the independence and integrity of the Judiciary.

      Toni - 2011-07-28 09:50

      Judge Dikgang Moseneke is the best candidate, if not appointed please get someone as long as he is neither from Eastern Cape or KZN. These people have corrupted this country. We now need intelligence and not tribalistic rulings or ANC aligned rulings. Finish and klaar...

  • kingkong - 2011-07-28 08:15

    stop lying you did not expect it and you are cross with after all he was one of your boys but little did you know he had more integrity whah mr zuma not everybody dance to your tunes i hope this does not pave the way for the other lame duck hlope useless and i bet he would serve a second term heybo Zim here we come

  • GT - 2011-07-28 08:17

    There is a void in the ANC. The smart people have all been chased out.

      Steve Wonderboy - 2011-07-28 08:23

      did they have smart people?

      ZotBot - 2011-07-28 08:24

      zzzt zzzt, please remove this comment, zzzt zzzt. It's not revolutionary and points out the rooling putty's faults too clearly. Remove comment, remove comment. Wait, need a quick reboot. zzzt zzzt

      ZotBot - 2011-07-28 08:30

      Steve zzzt zzzt Wonderboy, why choose black name of singer? Are you also blind? Can't you see rooling putty has many intel gent members? Look at Zuma, Cele, Shivambu. Shining examples of rooling putty education.

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-07-28 08:35

    ANC hails the decision, whilst wiping the egg off it's face...

  • roboman1 - 2011-07-28 08:36

    the independence of the judiciary??? lol as Zuma appoints another ANC crony, the comment is almost humerous!

      ZotBot - 2011-07-28 08:52

      Hi roboman, I think we cousins. zzzt zzzt

  • RobinHood - 2011-07-28 08:55

    Why would they be happy that he is giving the finger to JZ??????

  • McDaNife - 2011-07-28 09:10

    The good will be replaced by a bad choice.

  • Wise1 - 2011-07-28 09:10

    10/1 Judge Nikola "drunkard" Motata will be appointed for his efforts in getting noticed & defacing the properties of those bloody (white) agents in Hurlingham.

  • croix - 2011-07-28 09:20

    Ngcobo snubs Zuma - now they "welcome" his decision? Bwaaaaahahaha !! Radebe & co are part of the farce SA has become, but they are too thick-skinned to be embarrassed, and you'll never see them blush.

  • carjan - 2011-07-28 09:33

    "the anc hails decision to step down?" - they dont even understand this - they are a gang of looters and all of this are obsticles in their way - its only the integrity of the Chief Judge that made him to stand down - no credit to the anc

  • Mike - 2011-07-28 09:51

    Dog eat Dog

  • Sledgedarkwatch - 2011-07-28 10:17

    And the new zots name is JACK - Just Another Confused ..... !!!!!!!!!

  • vusi22 - 2011-07-28 10:38

    Wise decision by Mapholoma. He is an African intellectual

      stephen scott - 2011-07-28 12:12

      perhaps the last one.

  • euro-african - 2011-07-28 11:02

    Big up to Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo. This is a great show of integrity and reponsibility. With men like him in our justice system, there is hope for its future yet.

  • Edgar Boehm - 2011-07-28 12:22

    Oh dear! JZ and his chommies are going to have to find a new palm to grease!

  • Robbie - 2011-07-28 12:31

    Ja well... what else could they say!

  • guy.mullins1 - 2011-07-28 22:18

    JZ has Jackie Selebe in mind for the job.

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