DA backs Judge Zondo's nomination as deputy chief justice

Democratic Alliance (DA) has congratulated Constitutional Court Judge Raymond Zondo on his nomination to be the next Deputy Chief Justice.

DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, says he acknowledges that while gender is important, but Zondo is the suitable candidate for the job.

Judge Zondo has served in the Constitutional Court. We believe without doubt that he demonstrates a loyalty to the Constitution.

Mmusi Maimane, DA leader

We want justices who reflect the values of our Constitution. When you look at many of his judgments they seem to be consistent with that.

Mmusi Maimane, DA leader

Listen to the full interview with Maimane below...


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Debate: Democratic Alliance and its search for identity

Debate: Democratic Alliance and its search for identity

Criticisms over DA's ideological leanings lead to a re-branding but some people remain skeptical of its positoning in SA politics.

Constitutional Court needs more women and less ANC stooges - analyst

Constitutional Court needs more women and less ANC stooges - analyst

Law Professor Shadrack Gutto speaks about President Zuma's nomination of Judge Raymond Zondo as next deputy chief justice.

DA's Hlomela Bucwa says youth must unite despite political differences

DA's Hlomela Bucwa says youth must unite despite political differences

Democratic Alliance MP Hlomela Bucwa impressed many with her six-minute speech in Parliament last month.

PPF: DA statement is a racially based attack

PPF: DA statement is a racially based attack

Progressive Professionals Forum denies DA claims that R840,000 Eskom money is a device to help wage ‘dirty war’ against Treasury.

Minister wants to put Treasury in a tight corner, says DA

Minister wants to put Treasury in a tight corner, says DA

Scopa has summoned Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini to explain her plan to pay 17 million social grants.

Maimane: ANC turned from liberator to the enemy of the people

Maimane: ANC turned from liberator to the enemy of the people

DA leader Mmusi Maimane slammed the ANC and President Jacob Zuma during the SONA debate in Parliament yesterday.

Mbete will break Parliament to protect Jacob Zuma - Mmusi Maimane

Mbete will break Parliament to protect Jacob Zuma - Mmusi Maimane

Stephen Grootes says the real underpinning of how to rebuild trust is what is happening in the ANC and the ANC is not united.

Maimane: EFF actions unwarranted and soldier deployment unjustified #SONA2017

Maimane: EFF actions unwarranted and soldier deployment unjustified #SONA2017

DA's Mmusi Maimane says EFF's actions in Parliament did not justify bringing in the army and police to the National Assembly.

Maimane blasts ANC war room "trend"

Maimane blasts ANC war room "trend"

Sihle Bolani approached the courts to compel the ANC to pay her for work done targeting opposition parties during 2016 elections.

DA defends Maimane's meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

DA defends Maimane's meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

Spokesperson for DA leader Mmusi Maimane claims the meeting with Israeli's Prime Minister was to see the bigger picture.

WATCH: Zuma's last grilling session in Parliament for 2016

WATCH: Zuma's last grilling session in Parliament for 2016

MPs have tabled questions for Zuma to answer at his final Q&A - one of which asks about attempts to gag the state capture report.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane to criminally charge Jacob Zuma

DA leader Mmusi Maimane to criminally charge Jacob Zuma

The law compels those who suspect corruption to report it to the police. Ray White interviews ENSAfrica's Steven Powell.

Popular articles
I was not introduced to Ajay Gupta - Grootes

I was not introduced to Ajay Gupta - Grootes

Stephen Grootes says he believes former Eskom CEO Brian Dames when said he was not formally introduced to the Gupta family.

Minister Zwane confirms trips to Dubai and Switzerland

Minister Zwane confirms trips to Dubai and Switzerland

EWN parliamentary correspondent Gaye Davis says Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane received detailed and tough questions.

Vavi: I can't sleep at night for making Zuma the president

Vavi: I can't sleep at night for making Zuma the president

Zwelinzima Vavi says South Africa is paying dearly for choices they've made in being angry with Mbeki and not thinking logically.

Zweli Mkhize 'taken by surprise' with latest cabinet reshuffle

Zweli Mkhize 'taken by surprise' with latest cabinet reshuffle

The ANC treasurer-general confirmed Mantashe’s comments that the President did not consult the ANC leadership on the reshuffle.

Zuma is paying it forward and stacking the deck in his favor - Brown

Zuma is paying it forward and stacking the deck in his favor - Brown

Political analyst Karima Brown says the latest Cabinet Reshuffle is a move to strengthen his hand at the December conference.

"Duduzane Zuma is the Gupta family's greatest asset"

"Duduzane Zuma is the Gupta family's greatest asset"

Sunday Times journo Thanduxolo Jika who broke the front page story about the Gupta family emails vouches for their authenticity.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

‘My worst fear is being 80 years old and poor’ – famed actor Dr. John Kani

‘My worst fear is being 80 years old and poor’ – famed actor Dr. John Kani

"My earliest memory of money is my father saying, ‘Why do you want to do this thing? How are you going to feed the family?'"

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...