- Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi was recommended to become a senior counsel and the news was shared via social media
- Ngcukaitobi only became an advocate 8 years ago, which makes the achievement even more special
- 13 other advocates were recommended as well
Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi has received the prestigious recommendation to become a senior counsel.
The news was shared via social media and the Nelson Mandela Foundation also lauded the brilliant advocate.
What makes the news extra special is the fact that Ngcukaitobi has only served as an advocate for 8 years.
Normally, the minimum period is 12 years of service before an advocate is considered.
TimesLIVE reported that 13 other advocates received recommendations as well.
Ngcukaitobi revealed the recommendation involved an arduous process, which included his application, comments by counsel at the Johannesburg Bar, as well as judges.
Briefly.co.za understands that President Cyril Ramaphosa now needs to ratify the decision made by the Bar Council.
An overjoyed Ngcukaitobi said, "For me personally, it is a satisfying but daunting moment, but I think it also sends a message that it is possible to overcome structural barriers in a profession which is traditionally dominated by white men and persons with access to privilege.”
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