Nominee for highest judicial post a KwaZulu-Natal graduate

2011-08-18 00:00

CONSTITUTIONAL Court Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng, who has been nominated as President Jacob Zuma’s preferred candidate for the top post of chief justice, obtained his law degree in KwaZulu-Natal.

Mogoeng was born in Zeerust in 1961 and is an ordained pastor.

He graduated from the University of Zululand with a BJuris in 1983 and completed his LLB at the University of Natal, Durban, in 1985. He subsequently read for an LLM degree through Unisa.

Judge Mogoeng reportedly started his legal career as a supreme court prosecutor in Mafikeng in 1986 and practised as an advocate in Johannesburg and Mafikeng.

In 1997 he was appointed to the North West High Court and in the year 2000 became a Labour Court judge.

In 2002 he was appointed as Judge President of the North West High Court and moved to the Constitutional Court in October 2009.  

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