Grahamstown High Court received a new attorney, and she was admitted by her proud father and his long-time friend.
On Tuesday, Eastern Cape Judge President Selby Mbenenge and his friend, Judge Bantubonke Tokota, had the honour to welcome his daughter, Nontlahla Mbenenge, to the Grahamstown High Court as an attorney.
Briefly.co.za learned it is tradition for a judge to admit his or her own child as an attorney, but in Nontlahla's case, both men proudly say they're her father.
Dispatch Live reported there would have been a third judge to admit Nontlahla if he was in town- Gerald Bloem. However, Bloem was reportedly busy with a case in the Mthatha High Court.
According to Grahamstown attorney Mark Nettelto, all three judges had a hand in the upbrining of Nontlahla.
Nontlahla did not initially plan to follow in her father's footsteps, in fact she admitted she tried to run from it.
But, during her first year of undergraduate studies, she did a labour law subject which led her to realise it was what she wanted to do.
Speaking to all six attorneys, who had been admitted, both Nontlahla's 'dads' encouraged them to act with honesty, dignity, objectivity, and honour.
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