After legal organisations raised concerns with chief justice Raymond Zondo about the legality of bringing in without public disclosure retired Constitutional Court justices to assist with new cases, his office said the retired justices’ service was at a “trial” stage and “would rotate among all of the retired justices”.

Freedom Under Law, the Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution and the National Association of Democratic Lawyers raised concerns earlier this month regarding the legality of this move. This came after a Sunday World report said retired justice Zak Yacoob had been appointed to the Constitutional Court to “advise the 11 justices of the court on which appeal cases to dismiss and which to entertain”. ..

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