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 NEWSROOM AI

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.

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.

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
'Minnie understood he might become a target'

'Minnie understood he might become a target'

Marianne Thamm wrote the forward to 'The Lost Boys of Bird Island' and worked with Mark Minnie in editing the controversial book.

[WATCH] Dad dresses up as a mom so his sons don't feel left out on Mother's Day

[WATCH] Dad dresses up as a mom so his sons don't feel left out on Mother's Day

Khabazela shares Facebook posts, YouTube videos that have gone viral including one with the smartest dogs.

How long should you wait for a funeral cover payout?

How long should you wait for a funeral cover payout?

Long-Term Insurance Ombudsman Jennifer Preiss explains some queries they receive with regards to funeral covers and payout times.

Nxasana questions why Minister Masutha's involvement is not being challenged

Nxasana questions why Minister Masutha's involvement is not being challenged

Former NDPP Mxolisi Nxasana says he didn't know the payout he received was a golden handshake.

'DA has a tough choice, ditch divisive leaders or face the ire of the voters'

'DA has a tough choice, ditch divisive leaders or face the ire of the voters'

Breakfast show host Bongani Bingwa reacts to the recent tweets by some DA leaders.

[LISTEN] Is your phone listening in on your conversations?

[LISTEN] Is your phone listening in on your conversations?

MD at World Wide Worx Arthur Goldstuck explains how your phone may record your voice conversations.

JHB CBD muggings - Where are the police ?

JHB CBD muggings - Where are the police ?

City of Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba says undocumented people living in the city make it difficult to combat crime.

Castro bodyguard shares tales of dictator’s double life and breath-taking wealth

Castro bodyguard shares tales of dictator’s double life and breath-taking wealth

Juan Sanchez shares stories of Fidel Castro that’ll make you re-examine everything you thought you knew about the Cuban dictator.