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.