President to appoint new ConCourt judge

Four judges were interviewed by the JSC in Johannesburg for vacant Constitutional Court post.

The Constitutional Court.

JOHANNESBURG - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) will decide this week if it will submit the names of all four candidates for a vacant Constitutional Court post to President Jacob Zuma.

The four judges were interviewed by the JSC in Johannesburg this weekend for the highly contested position.

The JSC will have to submit four names to the president for consideration, as the constitution requires at least four names be sent to Zuma.

Judges Lebotsang Bosielo, Mandisa Maya, Robert Nugent and Raymond Zondo made themselves available for the post.

"If the JSC finds that any of the candidates is not appointable, then the process has to start afresh," associate lawyer at Wits, Morne Olivier told Eyewitness News .

The candidates all put forward their reasons why they should be considered for the job and what they might bring to the country's highest court.

Maya claimed she had the most to offer, as the only female who was bidding for the position.