Zuma appoints judges
Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma announced the appointment of judges to vacancies in the Supreme Court of Appeal, Competition Appeal Court, the Electoral Court and to high courts on Tuesday.
This confirms the 11 recommendations that were forwarded to him by the Judicial Services Commission.
They are: Judge Malcolm John David Wallis to the Supreme Court of Appeal, with effect from June 1, Acting Justice Yvonne Thokozile Mbatha as a judge of the KwaZulu-Natal high courts in Pietermaritzburg and Durban with immediate effect and advocate Johan Andries Ploos Van Amstel SC as a judge of the KwaZulu-Natal high courts in Pietermaritzburg and Durban, also with immediate effect.
Former SA Human Rights Commission head Jody Kollapen was appointed a judge of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, with immediate effect.
Advocate Johannes Wynand Louw SC was appointed a judge of the same court - also with immediate effect.
Ndawoyakhe Depoleon Tshabalala was appointed a judge of the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg from July 25 and Advocate Sharise Erica Weiner SC as a judge in the same court also from July 25.
Mathebe Violet Phatshoane was appointed a judge of the Northern Cape High Court in Kimberley with immediate effect and Robert Cecil Alfred Henney as a judge of the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town with immediate effect.
Dumisani Hamilton Zondi was appointed a judge of the Competition Appeal Court for a period of 10 years.
Advocate Mhlaliseni Michael Mthembu was appointed a member of the Electoral Court with immediate effect for a period of six years.
"The president wishes the honourable judges well in their appointments," the statement read.
Thirty one candidates were shortlisted for the positions.