South Africa’s political parties have approved the choice of Justice Raymond Zondo as the new chief justice, citing his long experience in the judiciary. But, the BBCA reports that Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters party dismissed Justice Zondo as a “divisive force” who is “prone to descending into the political arena”, while the leader of the Democratic Alliance party described Justice Zondo as “a safe pair of hands”. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Justice Zondo’s appointment on Thursday.