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ANC statement on the appointment of the new Chief Justice

6 August 2009

The ANC congratulates Justices Sandile Ngcobo for this appointment as the Chief Justice. Justice Ngcobo has a solid human rights track record. His career as a lawyer was spent defending the most vulnerable people in our country.

His long and distinguished service as a Justice of the Supreme Court brings with it the experience and the fortitude our country needs to assure that the judiciary remains an independent arbiter for every citizen.

The ANC also wishes to thank Chief Justice Pius Langa for the dignified and diligent manner in which he has led the Constitutional Court. We wish him a well-deserved retirement.

Issued by:
Jessie Duarte
ANC National Spokesperson

Ishmael Mnisi 082 333 5550