GCB honours late Judge Essa Moosa
Publish date: 17 July 2017
Issue Number: 734
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: South Africa
‘My father would say unless we take the justice system with us, we will end up in trouble. We cannot wait another 20 years to transform the judiciary.’ These were the words of Faizel Moosa, as he accepted the Sydney and Felicia Kentridge Award on behalf of his late father, Western Cape High Court Judge Essa Moosa. A Cape Times report says Moosa was honoured by the General Council of the Bar (GCB) in Port Elizabeth at the weekend. ‘I am sorry if I have offended anyone here,’ continued Faizel. ‘My father would often say that if you want to save this country of ours you have to do much, much more for the poor. During my father’s last days he became increasingly concerned with the poor; stating outright that if we do not transform the judiciary, poor people will never have access to it,’ he said. The chairperson of the GCB, Vuyani Ngalwana SC, together with Advocate Ahmed Cajee, conferred the award posthumously. It was accepted by Faizel Moosa.