For the 2022-23 PSL season, Mamelodi Sundowns has secured the services of Ethiopian wonderkid Abubaker Nassir.
As a result, the Brazilians have beaten Kaizer Chiefs to Nassir’s signature, who was set to join Chloorkop after a trial with them.
Nassir will reunite with his Sundowns teammates in June, according to a statement issued to Ethiopian publication Blue Nile Sport by Ethiopian Coffee.
The Judicial Services Commission (JSC) is conducting interviews for the coveted seat until Friday, 4 February 2022, after which President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce his pick.
Constitutional Court Judge Mbuyiseli Madlanga, Gauteng High Court Judge President Dunstan Mlambo and Supreme Court of Appeal President Mandisa Maya are also in the running for the top job. Madlanga had his interview on Tuesday, while Maya gets her shot on Wednesday.
Mlambo will then be next to be interviewed on Thursday, with Zondo wrapping up proceedings on Friday.
FLOYD SHIVAMBU: ‘THE JSC MUSTN’T RECOMMEND ZONDO’
When the interviews kicked off, Floyd Shivambu took to Twitter to question why Zondo would be the last to be grilled, claiming this would give him an unfair advantage over the other three candidates.
“Why is Zondo interviews on the last day? What criteria was used to schedule the dates? Bring interviewed last gives him unfair advantage because he’ll copy and revise other interviewees’ presentations and responses. The JSC must not recommend him,” he tweeted.
But some South Africans were quick to clarify to him that the interviews are conducted in alphabetical order and there is no attempt whatsoever to favour Zondo over others.
“You missed the alphabetical order honourable member? Or would you have preferred it backwards from Z to M.A.D,” replied political commentator Ongama Mtimka.
Others were not as polite in their response to his tweet, with one social media user writing: “Voetsek jou domkop! Who told u the last person is the one who gets selected?”