Political parties have hailed retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke’s work in the Constitutional Court.
Moseneke served at the court for more than 10 years and has just retired at the age of 68.
His political home during the fight against apartheid, the Pan Africanist Congress says he was not appointed because of politics.
Party President Luthando Mbinda says, “We are very disappointed although we are happy with what the current chief justice is doing, the chief justice has already indicated that Dikgang Moseneke was even more than qualified to be a chief justice of this country, it’s a pity and we understand why the current president (Jacob) Zuma decided to appoint somebody else.”
Moseneke is undoubtedly one of the finest legal minds this nation has ever produced
The ruling party has hailed his 15 year service in the constitutional court as exemplary.
African National Congress parliamentary spokesperson Moloto Mothapo says, “Moseneke is undoubtedly one of the finest legal minds this nation has ever produced, he is an accomplished jurist and his sharp intellect earned him accolade and respect across the political spectrum both locally and internationally.”
“The people of South Africa will remain indebted to his life of commitment to the advancement of the rule of law and the constitution.”
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