JOHANNESBURG – Justice Raymond Zondo has been appointed as Deputy Chief Justice, the Presidency said on Wednesday.
The position became vacant following the retirement of Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke.
Justice Zondo has been a Constitutional Court judge since September 2012, and judge president of both the Labour Court and the Labour Appeal Court.
He served on several commissions and committees, including the Goldstone commission into the prevention of violence and intimidation as well as the ministerial task team that helped draft the Labour Relations Bill for post-apartheid South Africa.
Before being appointed as a judge he practised for many years as a human-rights and labour lawyer, having begun his career as an articled clerk under the late Victoria Mxenge.
“President Zuma wishes Justice Zondo all the best in his new and important responsibility of advancing our constitutional democracy,” the Presidency said.