DA okay with ConCourt choices

2009-10-06 13:17

Cape Town - The DA agreed with three out of four of President Jacob Zuma's choices of judges for the Constitutional Court, party leader Helen Zille said on Tuesday.

"We were able to support judges Johan Froneman, Chris Jafta and Sisi Khampepe on the basis that they were fit for the purpose of serving on the highest court in South Africa," she said.

"The Democratic Alliance requested that the President reconsider his nomination of Judge President [Mogoeng] Mogoeng."

This was because Mogoeng did not recuse himself from a case where his wife was the prosecutor. Judge Leona Theron would be a better candidate, Zille said.