Leona Theron

Leona Valerie Theron (born 7 November 1966 in Durban) is a judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa and formerly of the Supreme Court of Appeal.[1][2] She was first appointed to the bench in 1999, aged 33, becoming the first black woman judge on the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.[3] She was appointed to the Constitutional Court on 1 July 2017 by President Jacob Zuma to replace recently retired Johann van der Westhuizen.[1]


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