Judiciary mourns the death of retired Justice Mthiyane

February 3rd, 2021
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By Kgomotso Ramotsho

The Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ) is mourning the passing of retired Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) Justice, Khayelihle Kenneth Mthiyane. The statement released by the OCJ expressed that Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogeong is saddened by the passing of retired Justice Mthiyane, who passed away on 28 January 2021 after a short illness.

Justice Mthiyane practised as an attorney and later as an advocate in Durban. He attained Senior Counsel as an advocate when he was appointed as a Judge of the KwaZulu-Natal Division of the High Court in 1997. He was later appointed as a Judge of the SCA, where after he was appointed as the SCA’s Deputy Judge President after years of serving in that court. He held the position of Deputy Judge President of the SCA until he retired in 2014.

Justice Mthiyane also served as the Chairperson of the Electoral Court and Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry into Remuneration and Conditions of Service in the Public Service and Public Entities. He also served as an Acting Judge of the Constitutional Court.

The late Justice Mthiyane will be honoured with a Special Official Funeral Category 2. In a statement released by the Presidency, it stated that President Cyril Ramaphosa has also authorised that the National Flag be flown at half-mast at every flag station in the country with until Wednesday, 3 February 2021, when the funeral will take place in KwaZulu-Natal.

Kgomotso Ramotsho Cert Journ (Boston) Cert Photography (Vega) is the news reporter at De Rebus.

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