President Jacob Zuma has expressed his sadness and extended heartfelt condolences on the passing of seasoned former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa and former human rights lawyer, Judge Essa Moosa, who passed away today, 26 February 2017 at this home in Cape Town.
"We have learned with sadness the passing of one for the country's renowned human rights activists and former Judge of the Supreme Court, Honourable Judge Moosa. His passing is an enormous loss to South Africa of one our seasoned human rights activists.
We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to Moosa family and relatives, our prayers and thoughts are with them during this difficult period. May his soul rest in peace," said the President.
Judge Moosa will remembered for his immense contribution in promoting and protecting human rights during his tenure as Supreme Court Judge as well as the founding and Executive Member of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers where he chaired its Human Rights Committee.
Judge Moosa will be laid to rest today, 26 February 2016, at Mowbray Qabrastan in Sha Allah in Cape Town.
Issued by the Presidency