President Zuma sends condolences on death of Judge Essa Moosa

Picture credit: KEVIN SUTHERLAND
Picture credit: KEVIN SUTHERLAND

President Jacob Zuma has expressed his sadness and extended heartfelt condolences on the death of Judge Essa Moosa‚ former judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa and human rights lawyer.

Judge Moosa died on Sunday at his home in Cape Town.

“We have learned with sadness the passing of one of the country’s renowned human rights activists and former Judge of the Supreme Court‚ Honourable Judge Moosa. His passing is an enormous loss to South Africa of one our seasoned human rights activists. We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the Moosa family and relatives. Our prayers and thoughts are with them during this difficult period. May his soul rest in peace‚” said President Zuma.

Judge Moosa will remembered for his immense contribution in promoting and protecting human rights during his tenure as a Supreme Court judge. He was a founding and executive member of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers where he chaired its human rights committee.

 He was appointed to the Supreme Court by then-President Nelson Mandela in 1998.

Judge Moosa was to be laid to rest on Sunday in Mowbray‚ Cape Town.


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