Former chief justice Pius Langa died this morning at the age of 74, his family said.
“The former Chief Justice of South Africa, Justice Pius Langa, died this morning at the Milpark Hospital, Johannesburg,” his brother Mandla said in a statement.
He had been in hospital for about a month due a long illness.
He retired in 2009 and went on to chair the Press Freedom Commission, which looked into the regulation of the print media in South Africa.
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