JSC to grill Mogoeng

2011-08-30 12:02

Johannesburg - Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng will be interviewed in a special sitting of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Wednesday, to assess his suitability as Chief Justice.

The special sitting will be open to the public and the media, advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza and CP Fourie, of the JSC, said in a statement.

Mogoeng was nominated for the job by President Jacob Zuma, following Justice Sandile Ngcobo's retirement earlier this month.

Section 174(3) of the Constitution provides for the Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice to be appointed by the president after consultation with the JSC and leaders of political parties represented in the National Assembly.

The JSC's interview with Mogoeng serves as part of the consultation required by the Constitution.

"Following the interview, the JSC will advise the president of its views regarding the suitability of Justice Mogoeng to assume the position of Chief Justice," they said.

  • FU2 - 2011-08-30 12:14

    The interview is just a formality

      Grant - 2011-08-30 12:44

      I think you may find that the opposition parties as well as some of the legal entities are going to see to it that this is not simply a rubber stamping exercise.

  • Mthetwa - 2011-08-30 12:21

    Viva South Africa !!!! Do what is right

  • derkus - 2011-08-30 12:49

    they must fry him

  • Julian - 2011-08-30 12:58

    I sincerely hope so Grant. Even if he is appointed, at least evryone will know just how ill-suited for the position he is.

  • george60 - 2011-08-30 13:02

    Regardless what the JSC and leaders of political parties represented in the National Assembly advise Zuma,he has already made up his mind. I am the boss and I do the screw up around here, that is way Malema is also pulling rank. The heavy weights in the ANC are just marionettes,with no backbone from lying in the gray pot and the country is going down like Zim. Grant I hope your dream will come true.

      Grant - 2011-08-30 13:08

      Trying very hard to be optimistic George, getting harder all the time though.

  • Ephraim Bogopa - 2011-08-30 14:17

    I think is better for the country to nominate the candidates for such positions based on education and experience, also considering the age. It doesn't help the country to select a Minister who is 55yrs and above, because as soon as the minister gain experience, he retire. That also goes to the Judges of South Africa. Quick Question: How many Ministers are older than 55yrs in SA? and how many are at most 50yrs? All the ministers who are 60yrs must leave their positions. judge Mogoeng suit the position, we must never select someone who is older than this guy.

      Rightbydan - 2011-08-30 16:21

      Never mind his age, and are you 15 years old so that you know no know better than to call people of 60 old? Mogoeng has many bad judgments against him, has little applicable experience, and is a practising pastror of some clappie homophobic 'church'. Where's the attraction? This is an unwise man. Chief Justice? No, not even an apprentice.

      Zion - 2011-08-30 16:50

      Dead well almost, right you are rightbydan, when you are 61 you are in die fleur van jou lewe. Fu*k waar is daai donnerse pille.

  • PropheticRHYME - 2011-08-30 15:48

    His name is justice? o_0 smh

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