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Constitutional Court judge Bess Nkabinde retires

Justice Bess Nkabinde was appointed acting deputy chief justice when Dikgang Moseneke retired last year, making her the first woman to hold that position in the country.

Constitutional Court judge justice Bess Nkabinde. Picture: Twitter/@NWUPotch

JOHANNESBURG - The Constitutional Court has announced the retirement of justice Bess Nkabinde.

She was appointed as a justice of the highest court in the land in 2006.

She was then appointed acting deputy chief justice when Dikgang Moseneke retired last year, making her the first woman to hold that position in the country.

Nkabinde will leave at the end of the year, having served 12 years as a justice of the court.

Spokesperson for the judiciary Nathi Mncube said: “She is actually retiring this month, which is the month of December and in her honour, the Constitutional Court will have a special setting which will take place tomorrow.”

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