Do not judge transformation: iLIVE
It has become fashionable to question the appointment of black judges over their white counterparts.
Recently, retired Judge Louis Harms has taken issue with the recommendation of Mokgoatji Mantame over Jeremy Gauntlett for a post ("Mogoeng prepared to explain not picking Gauntlett", October 26).
The fact remains that our justice system is one of the least transformed sectors in South Africa. Access to justice remains a pipe dream for the majority because of a lack of transformation.
It is an insult to many victims of apartheid to walk into a court and face some of the judges who sent their loved ones to the gallows and gave legitimacy to the actions of the apartheid government.
It is laughable to think those judges suddenly had a change of heart after 1994.
The Judicial Service Commission is doing a good job, and I have nothing but praise for Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. He, too, had to endure public humiliation during his interview process.
He has proven himself to be a worthy chief justice and he is steering our justice system in the right direction.