Tonthozo Saukila awarded the Phatshoane Henney Inc Shield for the top mootist in the LLB Penultimate Moot FinalDate Released: Thu, 22 August 2019 10:12 +0200
On 21 August, the top four finalists of the Penultimate LLB class argued for the coveted position of top mootist and runner up 2019. Kyle George and Tonthozo Saukila argued on behalf of the applicants, while Nicholas de Wet and Tsepo Lepelesana argued on behalf of the respondents. They had to argue in front of a formidable bench consisting of Judge Bloem (from the Eastern Cape Division of the High Court), Magistrate Govender (from the Albany Magistracy) and former senior lecturer of the law faculty, Mr Gordon Barker. The matter concerned a challenge to the provision of a spouse’s pension in a defined benefit pension fund. Tonthoza Saukila was awarded the Phatshoane Henney Inc Shield for the top mootist in the penultimate year, while Nicholas de Wet was placed as the runner-up. Judge Bloem, Magistrate Govender and Mr Barker remarked on the confidence and skill of all four finalists and commended the Faculty on the quality of skills demonstrated by the students. The Faculty is grateful to the internal moot judges, markers and particularly Ms Karin MacKenzie of Herold Gie Attorneys who assisted in finalising the topic.