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Zuma has noted CJ Mogoeng's remarks - The Presidency

Harold Maloka says President wishes to reassert his own commitment and that of the Executive to judicial independence

Request for a meeting by Honourable Chief Justice

09 July 2015

The Presidency has noted the request of the Chief Justice of the Republic, Honourable Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, to meet with President Jacob Zuma to discuss the concerns of the judiciary pertaining to relations between the Executive and the Judiciary arms of the State.

The President will attend to the matter as soon as he returns from the BRICS Summit in Ufa, in the Russian Federation.

The President wishes to reassert his own commitment and that of the Executive to the independence of the Judiciary and its role as the final arbiter in all disputes in society, as well as to the further strengthening of the existing good working relations between the two arms of the State.

Statement issued by Harold Maloka, The Presidency, July 9 2015