After issuing former president Jacob Zuma with a warrant of arrest, Judge Dhaya Pillay was moved into the spotlight. Now, the High Court official has been shortlisted for a spot in the Constitutional Court.
High Court Judge Dhaya Pillay has been shortlisted as a possible candidate for a vacancy in the Constitutional Court.
Briefly.co.za reported that Pillay had issued a warrant of arrest against former president Jacob Zuma, to mixed reviews.
This had come after the politician had failed to appear for his corruption trial, submitting a questionable sick note which Pillay had dismissed as insufficient evidence.
Last year, Pillay had ruled in favour of former minister Derek Hanekom when he had placed defamation charges against Zuma for referring to him as a 'known enemy agent'.
Now, the Judicial Service Commission had listed Pillay among eight candidates hoping for a seat in South Africa's apex court.
In a statement issued by the commission, citizens were encouraged to give their opinion on the candidates:
“Law bodies and members of the public wishing to comment on the suitability or otherwise of these candidates should address their comments to the Secretariat of the Judicial Service Commission at Chiloane@concourt.org.za and TPhaahlamohlaka@judiciary.org.za, Cc: JSC@judiciary.org.za. Comments must reach the Secretariat by no later than 13 March 2020."
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