| Subsequent chief justice: NPO objects to Gauteng Reveal President Dunstan Mlambo’s nomination

Judge Dunstan Mlambo, Judge President of Gauteng. Photo: Sarel van der Walt

Reveal Dunstan Mlambo, Reveal President of Gauteng. Photograph: Sarel van der Walt

  • Limpopo Lawful Ideas, a non-profit organisation, has objected to the nomination of Dunstan Mlambo as the next chief justice.
  • In response to the organisation, Mlambo’s appointment would no longer “enhance the image of the judiciary”. 
  • It talked about his appointment would send a “low message to contributors of the public”. 

Limpopo Lawful Ideas, a non-profit organisation, has objected to the nomination of Gauteng Reveal President Dunstan Mlambo as the next chief justice.

In a letter to the rapid-checklist panel, the organisation talked about Mlambo’s appointment would send a “low message to contributors of the public and taint the image of the judiciary”.

It accused him of being an impediment in a corruption case in opposition to Limpopo Reveal President Ephraim Makgoba.

The organisation claimed a Hawks investigator had up to now been struggling to finalise the investigation within the case due to the alleged resistance on the piece of Mlambo.

“Mlambo JP would be very vulgar and intimidating to the Hawks investigating officer who up to now has but to furnish the Limpopo Lawful Ideas NPO with an substitute in admire of the corruption case.

“The obstructive habits of Mlambo portions to defeating the ends of justice since Limpopo Lawful Resolution is the negate of the voiceless and at all times acts within the interest of contributors of the public through Part 38[d] of Structure Act 108 of 1996.

“Mlambo JP’s habits is clearly a violation of frequent human rights, and thus his appointment shall be rejected by the public.”

The organisation believed Mlambo’s appointment would no longer “at all enhance the image of the judiciary nonetheless would replicate badly on the general judiciary and the Republic of South Africa”.

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Eight candidates had been nominated for the executive justice jam after President Cyril Ramaphosa asked the public for input.

A shortlist is anticipated to be submitted to Ramaphosa by no later than 29 October.

On Wednesday, Presidency spokesperson Tyrone Seale talked about the rapid-checklist panel had obtained more than 500 submissions of public comment in make stronger of and objection to eligible nominees.

“The panel is at some stage in of evaluating these comments and participating nominees on these submissions. The panel will tackle objections to shortlisted nominees in its insist to the president,” he added.

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