Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Monday, July 31, 2006

Ring a Bell?
If you've never heard of Judge Herbert Qediusizi Msimang, prepare to know him like your oldest friend over the next few months, as he steps into the cauldron that is the Zuma trial. Msimang has been tapped as the judge to preside over the Zuma graft case, and undoubtedly feel the wrath of half of the country, whichever way his decision goes.

IOL has already given us a succint review of his entire life work and credibility as a judge, which all seems in order. By all accounts he is an "intelligent" judge with "very strong principles". He's going to need every strength in his personal portfolio to keeps his wits about him through this one. I wish him well.