Born: in Mthatha

Marital status: Married

Children: Three




Matric (1983) (St John’s College, Mthatha)

BA Law (1987) (University of the Western Cape)

LLB (1990) (University of the Western Cape)

LLM (2003) (Cardiff University of Whales)


Professional History


1987 - 1988: Legal Intern with Leftwich, Moore and Douglas, law firm in Washington D.C. USA.

1989-1991: Public Prosecutor

1991-1996: State Advocate (Mthatha and Grahamstown)

1996- 2003:   Senior State Advocate (Office of the Director of Public Prosecution in Grahamstown)

2003 –2008: Legal Representative – Special Investigating Unit.             

June 2008 – May 2009:  Judicial Training Programme.

July – September 2009:  Acting Judge, Northern Cape Provincial Division, Kimberley.

 2009- 2010: Acting Judge, Northern Cape High Court, Kimberley.

June 2010- October 2010: Acting Judge, Land Claims Court, Randburg. 

October 2010- to date: Judge of the High Court, Eastern Cape Division, Mthatha.

01 October-30 November 2022: Acting Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal, Bloemfontein.

01 June 2024- 30 September 2024: Acting Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal


Other Professional Activities


11 July 2022: Equality Court Skills Training 

September 2004: Attended a Trial Advocacy Seminar provided by the Black Lawyers Association.

25-26 June 2004- Attended a High Court Litigation Seminar provided by the Legal Education and Development Section of the Law Society of South Africa.

1999: Attended a course on empowerment of women managers.

15-26 November 1999: Attended a social context course in prosecutorial decision-making.

10-16 September 1995: Participated in the thirteenth International Symposium on economic crime.

1993 July - October: Obtained training in the Crown Attorney Office in Ottawa, Canada

on the various aspects of   prosecution including the victim witness protection programme,

probation as well as dealing with forensic evidence.