President Zuma considering inputs on ConCourt appointment

Comments received from Chief Justice and leaders of political parties

Update on consultation about appointment of Constitutional Court judge

26 July 2012

President Jacob Zuma has received comments from Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and leaders of parties represented in the National Assembly on the appointment of a judge of the Constitutional Court.

Earlier this month the President made a request for comments from all leaders of parties represented in the National Assembly to consider when filling the post which became vacant at the Constitutional Court after the discharge from active service of former Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo.

In terms of section 174(4) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, the President as Head of the National Executive, after consulting the Chief Justice and leaders of parties represented in the National Assembly, appoints other judges of the Constitutional Court.

After following due process, the Judicial Service Commission submitted candidates for the President's consideration as required in terms of section 174(4)(a) of the Constitution and the President is in the process of giving consideration to the four candidates.

The President is considering the inputs, and will make his decision known in due course.

Statement issued by Mac Maharaj, The Presidency, July 26 2012

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