ConCourt judge interviews underway
One of four interviews for a vacant post in the Constitutional Court has been completed.
JOHANNESBURG - One of four interviews for a vacant post in the Constitutional Court has been completed.
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is interviewing four Johannesburg candidates for a seat in the court and will then send its recommendation to President Jacob Zuma.
Judge Lebotsang Bosielo (54) was the first to be questioned by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and other members of the commission.
Bosielo said he believes the only way the image of judiciary can be improved is for more time to be spent on speeding up processes and improving skills and knowledge in the lower courts.
During the interview, JSC member Koos van der Merwe asked Bosielo if he had ever appeared before court on a constitutional matter.
Bosielo admitted he had not, but said he had written judgements on several constitutional matters.
He has been a permanent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judge since 2009.
Meanwhile, Judge Mandisa Maya (48) is next candidate to be interviewed. She will be fighting for the highly contested position of the country's third female Constitutional Court judge.
She first served as a judge 13 years ago and is currently is currently an acting Constitutional Court judge.
Other candidates include acting Constituional Court judge Raymond Zondo (52) and SCA judge Robert Nugent (64).