“The work of the inquiry I chair would have been much more difficult had it not been for the investigative journalists and whistle-blowers. We are indebted to them. As a country, we should do whatever we can to provide protection to them,” Zondo said.
If appointed chief justice, Zondo said he would consider it a very high honour and privilege. He would not see himself as a super judge, but simply a servant of the people.
“I think a chief justice should be somebody of integrity who can provide intellectual leadership in the Constitutional Court and the judiciary.
“It must be somebody with a demonstrable track record as a judge. He should be somebody who is able to work with people and able to appreciate contributions of other leaders in the judiciary, such as heads of court.”
He said a chief justice must make a contribution to the development of the jurisprudence of the country.
The interview continues.