Moseneke for chief justice: Azapo

2011-08-02 12:01

Johannesburg - The Azanian People's Organisation (Azapo) lobbied for the appointment of Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke as chief justice on Tuesday.

"Azapo calls on the President of the Republic to act in the nation's interest by appointing Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke as chief justice of the Republic," Azapo said in a statement.

Last week, outgoing Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo withdrew an agreement with President Jacob Zuma to stay on beyond his retirement.

The Constitutional Court also ruled that the extension of Ngcobo's term was unconstitutional and that Zuma should have consulted political parties and Parliament before extending it.

The Judicial Services Commission is due to meet soon to discuss the interviewing of a successor.

Azapo said it supported Moseneke because he was independent and fearless.

  • willieman - 2011-08-02 12:07

    The anc disciples and vuvuzela politics followers will eat Zuma alive if he appoints non anc member.Anyone who gets appointed need to follow the constitution of sa not what his party says

      safferoverseas - 2011-08-02 12:32

      0764, are you really that stupid? it was not meant literally you tit! and then you come out with an even more ridiculous comment about the previous government. the fact remains, zuma would be in serious trouble if he does appoint a non anc card carrying member to any position, and while anc members aren't cannibals (no proof to the contrary as yet, they are very well known for necklacing people who don't agree with their way of thinking. time to pull your head out of your backside and go back to school and get a decent education. oh wait, you can't, most ofthe schools have been burnt out and the teachers are less than adequate to fulfill the job at hand. possibly because they were burning their schools down and protesting in the streets when they should have been studying.

      Concerned - 2011-08-02 13:02

      @khatman. that's why "peope from the right side of the spectrum" will always be the ones holding the begging bowl, snivveling for the people from the otherside to drop in a penny

      willieman - 2011-08-02 13:03

      @ 0764399718 Why do you bring the past in this,there is no relationship

      Felix - 2011-08-02 13:07

      Who uses their cell no. as an alias?

      Kishore Doodnath - 2011-08-02 13:13

      Thats what judge Moseneke said first time around - and he got canned. He said something like "Its not about what the ruling party wants but..".

  • Martin - 2011-08-02 12:14

    Please appoint someone with morals, a brain, and the courage to do what is right for the country. We will see. Nothing surprises me anymore!

      Steen - 2011-08-02 13:00

      You mean a white Person Martin?

      Felix - 2011-08-02 13:08

      No Steen, he means someone completely the opposite of what you are.

      michaelp1 - 2011-08-02 13:19

      Steen - your racist tendencies show you got a peanut for a brain!!

  • Frungy - 2011-08-02 12:17

    Employment Equity and proportional representation are all very well when you're talking about 10 000 positions, but when there's only 1 it should go to the best qualified individual, because you can't award it to a black person Monday to Thursday, an Indian on Fridays, and a White person on every second Monday, it simply doesn't work (of course you could solve the problem by giving it to a Coloured with a sufficiently varied genetic background... but that just kindof shows how stupid the idea it). This position is so important that it shouldn't be a political prize, it is too important to the country to be awarded to some "comrade". I'm sure there are dozens of excellent White candidates, and that they're not even getting mentioned is both racist and unfair to the country in deny the country their expertise.

      Buic - 2011-08-02 12:23

      @Frungy "What are you on about ??"

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-02 12:31

      @buic...he on about AA and BEE and the exclusion of whites in everything these days by the ANC,simple enough....uit is racist and unfair to exclude whites cause of past problems that most of the whites today didnt even take part in

      WiseOwl2 - 2011-08-02 13:04

      @OLIBO - and then the power of black took over and where is the country now ???????? makes one think

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-02 13:09

      @OLIBO....USA Bernie Grant A successful local politician, Grant served for a decade as local councillor in the London...and many many more black politicians even in Australia....dont be a fool

      Voyager - 2011-08-02 13:10


      THE.SRG - 2011-08-02 13:28

      for all those interested OLIBO:a "white CJ in Africa,never,you had your chance for 300 years,imagine a black CJ in the US,UK or Australia".......he must of been embarrassed of his comment to delete it

  • Matt :-) - 2011-08-02 12:17

    Who's AZAPO :-)

      Buic - 2011-08-02 12:21

      Azanian People's Organisation

      Dal68 - 2011-08-02 12:32

      And they do what??

      Khatman - 2011-08-02 12:34

      @biskit - Fall in coffee and get can you dream like that?

  • Van-Der-Moodley - 2011-08-02 12:21

    Zuma will appoint one of his homies,watch this space. Merit is non-existent within the ANC deployment policy.

  • biskit - 2011-08-02 12:23

    In my next life i want to be a black man.

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-02 12:33

      no thanx...i'll stay white and just hope in my next life to born in Europe

      Khatman - 2011-08-02 12:34

      @biskit - Fall in coffee and get can you dream like that?

      Concerned - 2011-08-02 13:01

      @biskit - why? are you tired of having to actually work for a living?

      Nic - 2011-08-02 16:06

      Welcome chana!

  • mkwakwa - 2011-08-02 12:28

    independent and fearless bordering on counter revolutionary... NO

  • Notbuyinface - 2011-08-02 12:30

    He also has a trust account.

      Felix - 2011-08-02 13:12

      Is it funded by buisnessmen looking for illegal guv tenders?

  • Lionel - 2011-08-02 12:52

    He's got my vote; unfortunately he's not a friend of Zuma. He got into hot water over a comment at his birthday party in 2008, when he reportedly said: "I want to use my energy (on the bench) to help create an equal society. It’s not what the ANC (African National Congress) wants or what the delegates want; it is about what is good for our people." plus he is an ex PAC guy...

      Jeffrey Jones - 2011-08-02 13:49

      Quite right Lionel, Moseneke has the qualities to be a great Chief Justice. I'm no fan of Azapo, but I couldn't care less about the colour of his skin or his political party as long as he respects the Constitution.

  • Nordic - 2011-08-02 12:55

    For once, Azapo is backing the right horse. It's just a shame that he probably won't be appointed because he is not a cadre.

      Nic - 2011-08-02 16:08

      Remember he was elevated by Mbeki - so they say!

  • Manosh - 2011-08-02 13:52

    We need someone who is neutral/independent. There is no such thing!Even judges have voting rights and will always as human being belong somewhere, ther only real important is how they use their maturity to disticnt between lagal and their personal preferences, and read beack and you will see this Moseneke has failed dismaly in this regard.Try again Azapo!

      Nic - 2011-08-02 16:10

      Manosh, what is neutral/independent? Even the world superpowers are not independent. Look at what is happening globally! If there is nothing for me in store, then I would never scratch your back!

  • freefromu - 2011-08-02 13:56

    safferoverseas, i would like for you to learn how all these things you write off happened. Try to learn it will make for good reading or rather ask us from the township to teach a bit !!!

  • ED - 2011-08-03 10:34

    Deputy Chief Justice Moseneke's appointment as the Chief Justice of the Constitutional court is long overdue. He should be appointed because he has merit, integrity, intellect, leadership,etc. If the ANC subscribes to the notion of judicial independence, they should show it by appointing this man. The legal fraternity is behind him. It is an insult not to appoint him. Edwin (Attorney)

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