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labourcourtsNews24 reports that a Cape Town Labour Court judge has died after he was bitten by a black mamba while on holiday in Zambia.  

Judge Anton Steenkamp, 57, was touring with his wife, Catherine, when he was bitten by the snake on Monday.  Ludwig Frahm-Arp, national president of the SA Society for Labour Law, observed:  Judge Steenkamp will be fondly remembered as an excellent judge and labour lawyer who contributed significantly to the development of our labour law jurisprudence.  We are all deeply saddened at his death."  His close friends have described him as a man of integrity, one who was kind and generous to people he came across.  Author, columnist and documentary filmmaker Max du Preez said Steenkamp was a student activist, and when he finished studying towards his LLB degree, he went and worked for the anti-apartheid Afrikaans newspaper Vrye Weekblad because he strongly believed in the fight against apartheid and for democracy.  "When we closed our doors he went back into the legal profession and he became one of the youngest judges ever,” Du Preez said.

  • Read the full original of Sesona Ngqakamba’s report on the above at News24
  • Read too, SA judge dies from black mamba bite on Zambia holiday, at TimesLIVE
  • And also, Judge killed by black mamba lauded: 'Wonderful human being', 'man of integrity', at News24

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