n Acta Juridica - Tribute to Chief Justice Pius Langa : part I : personal tributes

Volume 2015, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1346
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2088



I met Nkonzo - I call him Nkonzo, his second name - during the 1970s. I actually knew his brother, Sam, before I knew Pius. At the time I met him he was a magistrate at the small district court of Ndwedwe north of Durban and he was the person whom I eventually came to know. He didn't change in the course of 40 years. From the first time I met him he had a wonderful sense of humour. On the occasion of his funeral I described him as follows: as a comrade, a patriot, and a distinguished member of our South African society.

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