Lutendo Sigogo, a legal adviser to President Cyril Ramaphosa, passed away.

Among the key people involved in the search for a new post as public prosecutor, Sigogo was present during interviews with many applicants (NDPP).

The JSC confirms his death (JSC).

We were saddened to hear of the death of Commissioner Dali Mpofu, SC, since he had served the JSC faithfully for many years.

Sigogo was born in December 1972, and she graduated from Venda University in 1994 with a B Proc, LLB, and LLM degree.

From 1995 to 1997, he was a candidate attorney who began his profession.

Sigogo worked as a professional assistant at the legal company Khathu Mulovhedzi for six months after revealing his profession as an attorney. When he passed away in 1999, he had held the positions of Director of Mathobo, Rambau and Sigogo Inc.

Mr Sigogo is now an Acting Judge in the Mpumalanga Division of the High Court, where he sat for 44 weeks after having worked as a successful lawyer for 20 years.

While he was performing, he authored fundamental essays of superior quality. With the recent conclusion of his acting assignment, he has a strong desire to serve the people of South Africa, so Mr. Sigogo, who was previously interested in being considered for permanent appointment as a judge of the Mpumalanga Division of the High Court, has raised his hand to be considered for the post, Mpofu stated.

His candidacy would be voted on when the JSC convened the next week.

“A genuine leader in the legal profession has been lost,” Mpofu said.

In other words, “The many leadership positions Mr. Sigogo had in legal bodies like the president of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces in 2017 are a testament to his leadership abilities.”

He was selected by the President of the Republic of South Africa to be one of the two representatives of the legal profession on the JSC in July 2019. He was also on the JSC panel that decides who the short list of applicants would be to be questioned by the JSC.

He served as a commissioner for two years and ably fulfilled his responsibilities. To put it simply, he acquitted himself well and was highly regarded by other commissioners, his staff, and the rest of the profession. Mpofu spoke to him as a “benevolent, modest, and valued colleague.