By Kgomotso Ramotsho
The Judge President of the Free State Division of the High Court, Judge President Mahube Molemela, sent condolences to the family and friends of former Judge President of the Free State Division of the High Court, Judge Jacobus Petrus Malherbe.
The late Judge Marlhebe was born in 1938 and passed away in March. He served in various capacities in the public services section as public prosecutor and state advocate before taking up private practice at the Free State Bar in 1965. After acting as a judge at various times between 1981 and 1984, he was permanently appointed on 1 August 1984 as a judge in the Northern Cape Division of the High Court, and later the Free State Division of the High Court in February 1985.
In April 2001 the late Judge Malherbe was appointed as Judge President of the Free State Division of the High Court, where he stayed until he was discharged from service at the age of 70. Judge President Molemela said Judge Malherbe contributed immensely to the development of the philosophy of law.
Kgomotso Ramotsho Cert Journ (Boston) Cert Photography (Vega) is the news reporter at De Rebus.
This article was first published in De Rebus in 2017 (April) DR 6.