Cope wants woman as chief justice

2011-08-08 19:05

Johannesburg - A woman must be appointed in the post of Chief Justice, the Congress of the People Women's Movement pleaded with President Jacob Zuma on Monday.

In a letter to Zuma, the movement said: "[Mr] President we ask of you that you be the man who unleashes the potential of women in the judiciary and appoint a woman to be the chief justice of the country.

"We will not campaign for any name in this regard, as this may compromise the candidature of any woman who will be on the shortlisted names put before you.

"We are aware that our judiciary is filled with many women of courage, zeal and integrity."

The stewardship of women world over, when tasked to head institutions was admirable, it was written to Zuma.

"We are certain that the world is continuously going to see the rise of women to prominent positions, since the undoing of patriarchal measures across the world that were designed to contain the potential of women."

The letter was written in accordance with Women's Month, this August, and Women's Day, to be celebrated on Tuesday.

  • Nongoloza - 2011-08-08 19:19

    Male, female, short, tall, thin, AIDS infested or riddled with TB, it will make no difference, they all the same, corrupt and incompetent.

  • BigMoose - 2011-08-08 19:28

    The best person for the job please.

      grant9 - 2011-08-08 20:02

      You beat me to it!

  • the mc - 2011-08-08 19:39

    WHY? just because she is FEMALE??!!what about competence, character,experience etc.NOT all of these talks about woman empowerment are good, NOT ALL(but some).

  • Yar - 2011-08-08 19:50

    How about appointing someone who would be a good chief justice. Fair. Competent. Honest. Experienced. No ties to a political party. Independent thinker. Even Sam Shilowa couldn't be that dumb as to simply appoint a woman because that in itself would be a good idea. Political correctness is a really dumb way to do things.

      Valis - 2011-08-08 20:05

      That's because they *are* dumb.

  • First-year Philosophy Student - 2011-08-08 19:57

    To choose any person other than Moseneke would be utterly digraceful.. The man is a total legend and the most upstanding, inspirational and intelligent man one could ever come across. The fact that he was overlooked last time was a travesty in itself.

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