Law runs in the family

December 1st, 2014
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By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele

Father and daughter team, Mpho and Anthony Sefo were also among those that attended the Law Society of the Free State AGM in Welkom at the end of October. Ms Sefo obtained her LLB degree at the University of the Free State and is currently serving her articles at her father’s law firm, AG Sefo Attorneys, which offers services in various fields of law in Welkom. Ms Sefo’s future plans are to go abroad to study towards Masters in international human rights and then to work for the African Union and then ultimately the United Nations.

Ms Sefo chose a career in law because she wanted to be a voice to those whose voices had been taken away due to their race, gender, poverty, education or whatever crippling factor, ‘so a career in law seemed like the best way to equip myself to protect society,’ she said. While Mr Sefo was greatly influenced by the political situation of the time when he had to choose a profession. ‘I fell in love with the law because I saw it as the perfect vehicle to fight the injustices of the past. This was the best decision for me as a young man because not only did I go into a field which equipped me to fight the injustices of the time, but it added immeasurable value to not only my life, but my mind as well. I still believe that practising law is still of great relevance in addressing the many present inequalities,’ he said.

Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele, nomfundo@derebus.org.za

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2014 (Dec) DR 9.

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