Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo is the fourth and last candidate that the Judicial Service Commission will interview in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Friday for the position of the country’s Chief Justice.
Sixty-one-year-old Zondo was born in the impoverished community of Ixopo in KwaZulu-Natal on May 4, 1960.
Zondo has a lengthy legal career. He has served in various courts including the Labour and Supreme Court of Appeal.
Zondo was also part of a task team that developed the draft legislation on labour relations for post-apartheid South Africa in 1994.
This saw the passing of the Labour Relations Act of 1995.
Zondo became a Constitutional Court Justice in August 2012 and was later appointed Deputy Chief Justice in June 2017.
He has already served nine and a half years on the Constitutional Court bench.
Zondo is left with two and a half years before his 12-year non-renewable term as a Constitutional Court Justice will come to an end in 2024.
Zondo is also the outgoing Commission of Inquiry into State Capture Chairperson.
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