‘Gauntlett to be nominated as a judge’

Advocate Jeremy Gauntlett is set to be nominated as a judge in the Constitutional Court, the Sunday Times reported.

“Yes, (struggle stalwart) Dr Mamphela Ramphele and (veteran lawyer) Sir Sydney Kentridge and others are to nominate me,” said Gauntlett.

Jeremy Gauntlett. Picture : Neil Baynes. Credit: Independent Newspapers

Ramphele confirmed that she would nominate him.

“He has the qualifications, the skills and the experience as one of South Africa's most talented legal brains,” she was quoted as saying.

“...We should be celebrating the talents of someone like him rather than pulling him down as too tall a poppy.”

Earlier this month, Gauntlett was snubbed by the Judicial Service Commission for a position on the bench for, among other things, not having the requisite “humility”. - Sapa