New Judge for Constitutional Court

Friday, June 30, 2017

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has appointed Leona Valerie Theron as a judge of the Constitutional Court, the Presidency said on Friday.

The President appointed Theron, with effect from 1 July, after consulting Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and leaders of parties represented in the National Assembly.

“President Zuma has congratulated Justice Theron and has wished her all the best in her new important responsibility of advancing South Africa’s constitutional democracy,” the Presidency said.

Theron is filling the vacancy occasioned by the discharge from active service of former Constitutional Court Judge, Justice Johan van der Westhuizen.

She has served on the bench for more than 18 years, including acting positions in various courts including the Supreme Court of Appeal. -

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