Moseneke for chief justice: Azapo

2011-08-02 12:01
Johannesburg - The Azanian People's Organisation (Azapo) lobbied for the appointment of Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke as chief justice on Tuesday.

"Azapo calls on the President of the Republic to act in the nation's interest by appointing Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke as chief justice of the Republic," Azapo said in a statement.

Last week, outgoing Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo withdrew an agreement with President Jacob Zuma to stay on beyond his retirement.

The Constitutional Court also ruled that the extension of Ngcobo's term was unconstitutional and that Zuma should have consulted political parties and Parliament before extending it.

The Judicial Services Commission is due to meet soon to discuss the interviewing of a successor.

Azapo said it supported Moseneke because he was independent and fearless.

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