Geingob appoints judges and acting judges
11 Jan 2016 14:10pm
WINDHOEK, 11 JAN (NAMPA) - President Hage Geingob has made his first appointment of judges and acting judges to preside over cases in the Supreme and High Courts during the course of this year.
The President has appointed experienced Windhoek-based lawyer, Ezer Hosea Tala Angula as Deputy Judge-President of the Windhoek High Court with effect from 01 January 2016.
The Namibian Head of State also appointed Justice Thomas Masuku - a Swazi national who served as a judge both in his own country and in neighbouring Botswana - to serve as a full-time judge of the Windhoek High Court for a period of five years with effect from 01 January 2016.
Advocate Gabriel Oosthuizen has been appointed as full-time Judge of the High Court with effect from 15 January 2016.
Mina Viljoen, the Special Assistant to Chief Justice Peter Shivute announced the appointments in a media statement availed to Nampa here on Monday.
The new judicial appointments were made by Geingob on the recommendations of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).
Justice Fred Chomba, Lady Justice Kate O'Regan, South African retired Lady Justice Yvonne Makgoro and Justice Elton Hoff were all appointed as ad-hoc judges to the benches of the Supreme Court.
Chomba, Makgoro and Hoff were all appointed with effect from 01 January 2016 to 31 December 2016, while O'Regan is appointed with effect from 01 February 2016 to 31 January 2017.
Lady Justice Mokgoro is a South African national and a retired Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.
The Head of State further extended the terms of Collins Parker, Kobus Miller and Petrus Unengu as the Acting Judges of the High Court with an effect from 01 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.