ANC hails Jappie’s appointment

2013-02-08 00:00

JUDGE Achmat Naaim Jappie was yesterday officially appointed as deputy judge president of the KZN high courts in Pietermaritzburg and Durban.

When it was reported in The Witness in October 2012 that Jappie had been recommended for the position, the legal fraternity was reported to be elated.

The ANC was also happy about the recommendation, but the SA Communist Party expressed “disappointment” that Jappie, and not Judge Isaac Madondo, had got the nod.

SACP spokesperson Themba Mthembu said at the time that Jappie’s appointment “does not accommodate 80% of the population of KwaZulu-Natal”.

Jappie responded that the SACP’s concerns were “an important issue that can’t be ignored”.

Other appointees were: Murray John Lowe SC and Buyiswa Majika for the Eastern Cape High Court; David Stephanus Fourie SC for the North and South Gauteng high courts; Judith Innes Cloete, Mokgoatji Josia Dolamo, Babalwa Pearl Mantame, Owen Lloyd Rogers SC and Ashton Schippers SC for the Western Cape High Court; Judge Basheer Waglay for the Labour Court; and judges Dimpheletse Seun Stanley Moshidi and Willem Lötter Wepener for the Electoral Court.

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