Who will judge Zuma case?

2008-07-27 00:00

The name of the judge who will occupy the “hottest” seat in the country when Jacob Zuma’s trial kicks off next week remains a closely guarded secret, but a prominent civil rights campaigner, Judge Chris Nicholson, is considered a front runner.

She studied law at the University of Natal in Durban. In 1990, she was awarded the Fullbright Scholarship for academic excellence and went on to obtain her Master of Laws degree in Washington. She was the first South African to receive the Commonwealth Foundation Fellowship award in 1995.

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