Justice Raymond ZondoSouth Africa

Justice Raymond Zondo Bio, Wiki, Age, Children, Family, Salary, State Capture Inquiry, DCJ

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Raymond Zondo Bio

Raymond Mnyamezeli Mlungisi “Ray” Zondo was born on 4th May 1960. He is a South African judge who currently serves as Deputy Chief Justice of South Africa.
Justice Raymond Zondo Personal details
Raymond Zondo Age 4th May 1960 (age 58) in Ixopo, Natal, South Africa
Raymond Zondo Nationality South African
Raymond Zondo Children Khaya Zondo Dudu Zondo
Raymond Zondo Education University of Zululand
The University of Natal R153‚047 per month (R.1.83-million per year).
Raymond Zondo Salary High Court Judges earn a salary of  R153‚047 per month (R.1.83-million per year).
Deputy Chief Justice of South Africa
Assumed office  7 June 2017
Preceded by Dikgang Moseneke
Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
Assumed office
1 September 2012
Appointed by President Jacob Zuma
Judge President of the Labour Court
In office May 2000 – May 2010
Appointed by President Thabo Mbeki
Judge of the North Gauteng High Court
In office May 1999 – September 2012
Appointed by President Nelson Mandela
Judge of the Labour Court
In office November 1997 – May 2000
Appointed by President Nelson Mandela

Raymond Zondo Early life and Education

Judge Zondo was educated at St Mary’s Seminary in Ixopo, the University of Zululand and the University of Natal, where he completed his LLB. He was admitted as an attorney in 1989 and practised as a partner in Mathe & Zondo Inc.

Raymond Zondo Judicial career

In 1997 he was appointed a judge of the Labour Court, and in 1999 he was appointed to the Transvaal Provincial Division of the High Court (later the North Gauteng High Court, now the Gauteng Division). In 2000 he was elevated to Judge President of the Labour Court, a post in which he served for ten years. In 2010 he returned to the Pretoria High Court.

From November 2011 to May 2012, Zondo served as an acting judge of the Constitutional Court. He was permanently appointed permanently as from September 2012 and is now considered a key member, with Chris Jafta, of the Court’s conservative wing. In June 2017, President Jacob Zuma appointed Zondo to the office of Deputy Chief Justice, succeeding Dikgang Moseneke who retired in 2016.

Raymond Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture

Shortly after taking office, President Ramaphosa green-lighted an inquiry into allegations of corruption related to the influence that the Gupta family had on the previous Jacob Zuma government, known as the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, stating “This is the year in which we will turn the tide of corruption in our public institutions”. Raymond Zondo was appointed the presiding judge for this commission, leading to its popular name as the Zondo Commission. Hearings began on 20th August 2018, and are expected to last for two years.



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