Langa laid to rest in Durban
PIUS Langa was an inspirational man, a former colleague told mourners at the former chief justice ’ s funeral in Durban.
Langa’s career path, from factory worker to one of the highest offices in the country, was a story of human resilience, faith and determination, former chief justice Sandile Ngcobo said yesterday. “This journey shaped and defined Langa.”
Ngcobo said Langa was committed to human dignity and respect.
He was a man of compassion, fairness and courage, with a great command of the law. Langa’s judicial intelligence was displayed in his work as a chief justice, Ngcobo said.
Langa had a deep respect for colleagues who held different views.
“These days, as our nation debates the criteria for judges and positions in high office, we should take a moment and look at what Langa had to offer.”
President Jacob Zuma delivered the eulogy.
“We have lost a patriot, a freedom fighter and an accomplished jurist who dedicated his life to making South Africa a better place for all,” he said. -