(in the pic - Community Members). former President Jacob Zuma addressing the community of Elsies River and surrounding areas during the Fight against Crime Imbizo held at Adriaanse Community Centre in Elsies River, Cape Town. The visit forms part of the government's activities for the National Child Protection Week campaign that is observed annually to raise awareness for the rights of children and mobilise all sectors of society to care for and protect children. 30/05/2017, Elmond Jiyane, GCIS

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Zuma appoints new Constitutional Court judge

CAPE TOWN, June 30 – President Jacob Zuma on Friday announced he had appointed Leona Valerie Theron as a justice of the Constitutional Court following consultation with the Chief Justice and leaders of parties represented in the National Assembly.

Zuma’s office said Theron’s appointment would take effect on July 1. She is filling the vacancy left from the discharge from active service of Judge Johan van der Westhuizen.

“Justice Theron has served on the bench for more than 18 years including acting positions in various courts, including the Supreme Court of Appeal,” the presidency said.

President Zuma had congratulated Justice Theron and wished her all the best in her new important responsibility of advancing South Africa’s constitutional democracy, the statement added.


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  1. This was a highly necessary step take to safeguard the justice in South Africa. The former constitutional judge was a severely irresponsible person who did not deserve to hold the position. A great step of change taken by president Zuma.

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