Judge Essa Moosa dies

2017-02-26 12:14
Judge Essa Moosa. (Supplied)

Judge Essa Moosa. (Supplied)

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Cape Town - Judge Essa Moosa has died.

Moosa died in Cape Town at 11:15 on Sunday after an illness.

On Friday, the Presidency issued a statement wishing the ailing judge well.

In a statement at the time, the Presidency said, "He's done a lot for his country. As a nation let us keep the Judge and his family in our thoughts and prayers. We wish him good health and comfort and wish the family strength as they support him and shower him with love and care," said President Jacob Zuma.

Moosa hails from District Six in Cape Town, which was flattened by the apartheid government. He went on to become a human rights lawyer, challenging apartheid violations such as detention without trial, and was a founding member of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers.

He retired as a judge of the Western Cape High Court in 2011 and in 2013 he was appointed head of a unit that would investigate complaints against members of the Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigations, better known as the Hawks.

The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon at his family home in Rondebosch East.

More to follow.

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