Mogoeng: Dukuda was a well respected judge

2014-06-08 20:32
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng delivers the keynote address at the African Ombudsman Summit in Johannesburg. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng delivers the keynote address at the African Ombudsman Summit in Johannesburg. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng was on Sunday saddened by the death of Eastern Cape judge, Justice Duncan Zolani Dukada.

Dukada, 61, died at his home in Mthatha, Eastern Cape on Wednesday.

Justice Duncan Zolani Dukada was renowned for his diligence, collegiality and his support for acting judges, Mogoeng said.

"In the division he was renowned for his diligence, collegiality and his great support for acting judges whom he was also monitoring. He was a well respected judge," he said in a statement.

Mogoeng said the renowned judge was held in high esteem in the Eastern Cape.

"In the short time that he spent on the bench he acquitted himself with distinction and delivered seminal judgements for which he was held in high esteem in the Eastern Cape."

"I am particularly saddened because he had only served nearly two years on the Bench following several acting stints during which he discharged his duties with extreme diligence before he was elevated to the Bench in July 2012," He said.

Mogoeng said the judiciary remains poor at his passing.

"The Judiciary is all the poorer at his passing and our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to his wife, Hlombekazi, the children and his entire family."

Dukada started his legal career as a Public Prosecutor in 1978 until his elevation to the position of an Assistant Magistrate in 1979.

Judge Dukada then left the magistracy to serve his articles of clerkship in 1981.

He later became a Lecturer at the then University of Transkei.

Following his stint as a Lecturer, Judge Dukada established his law firm, D Z Dukada Attorneys in 1986 where he successfully practised as an attorney until his appointment as a Judge of the Eastern Cape Division of the High Court in July 2012.

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