President Jacob Zuma appoints South African Human Rights Commissioners

President Jacob Zuma has appointed new full-time commissioners to the South African Human Rights Commission for a period of seven years with effect from 03 January 2017.

The newly appointed commissioners are:

i. Prof Bongani Christopher Majola, Chairperson of the South African Rights Commission

ii. Ms Devikarani Priscilla Sewpal Jana, Deputy Chairperson of the South African Rights Commission,

iii. Adv. Andrew Hurtley Gaum,

iv. Ms Matlhodi Angelina Makwetla, and

v. Adv. Joseph Bokankatla Malatji.

The President also appointed Mr Andrew Christoffel Nissen and Mr Jonas Sibanyoni as part-time commissioners to the South African Rights Commission for a period of seven years with effect from 03 January 2017.

President Zuma wishes the new commissioners all the best in their new important responsibility of entrenching constitutional democracy through advocating and protecting the basic human rights of all South Africans. The President also wishes the outgoing commissioners all the best in their future endeavours.

Source: Government of South Africa.

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