PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA NOMINATES MANDISA MAYA AS DEPUTY CHIEF JUSTICE

Written by on May 5, 2022

-Steve Ovirih

South Africa’s judiciary has invited public comments on the suitability of of the next deputy chief justice after the president nominated Justice Mandisa Maya.

Justice Maya is the first black woman nominee for the position.

In a statement, the Judicial Service Commission said the judge had accepted the nomination by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

“Justice Maya has accepted this nomination. Furthermore, on 3 May 2022, she submitted the required JSC questionnaire and all the necessary and standard documentation required for persons who seek to be appointed as a judge,” it said.

The public, law bodies and other institutions have been invited to make written submissions on her suitability. She will then be invited for a public interview on 20 June.


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