South African Constitutional Court


 South Africa / President Kgalema Motlanthe appoints justice Edwin Cameron as Judge of the Constitutional Court
 PRETORIA, South Africa, December 31, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In terms of section 174 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, President Kgalema Motlanthe has appointed Justice Edwin Cameron as a Judge of the Constitutional Court.

Congratulations – to a teacher and a friend – Gosh!  I remember when Edwin taught Jurisprudence to me as a junior lecturer at WITS University School of Law.  Years later we became close friends and I was one of the first people he came out to. We used to go to clubs together, never revealing our respective orientations. Now all these many years later he has accomplished such an extraordinary amount – his work- his humanity and of course as the first public official to admit to HIV status, his heroism.  Edwin, dear friend may you go from strength to strength.

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