First public interviews for High Court judges held

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The Judicial Service Commission held its first public interviews to select a High Court judge on Friday.

Among the candidates interviewed were Philanda Christiaan, an acting judge in the High Court and chief magistrate, alongside legal professionals Beatrix de Jager from the Society of Advocates of Namibia and Slysken Makando, who was nominated by the Law Society of Namibia.

This move follows widespread demands for transparency within the judiciary.

The calls from the public, politicians, and legal practitioners, specifically targeted the procedure to appoint judges.

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