DA gives Zondo’s appointment the thumbs-up

Johannesburg – The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the appointment of Raymond Zondo as South Africa’s new Chief Justice.

Party leader John Steenhuisen said Zondo is a man of integrity and will bring great leadership to the courts.

Zondo is expected to take office on April 1.

“I think it’s the right choice, its a safe pair of hands,” said Steenhuisen.

“Judge Zondo has a clear track record of showing no fear or favour in fighting corruption and maladministration.

“He will go a long way in restoring faith in the judiciary. He has the confidence of South Africans, his term will be good for the judiciary and it’s a good choice by the president.”

President Cyril Ramaphosa said he intends to nominate Supreme Court of Appeal President Mandisa Maya as Zondo’s deputy.

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