President Jacob Zuma has appointed retired Constitutional Court Justice Thembile Lewis Skweyiya as inspecting judge of correctional services, the presidency said on Thursday.

“We wish the Honourable Justice Skweyiya well in the discharging of this very important responsibility for our country,” Zuma said in a statement

The appointment is for a three-year period with effect from May 1.

Skweyiya retired from the Constitutional Court in May last year.

The role of the inspecting judge is to report on the treatment of inmates in correctional centres and on conditions of the centres.

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