Raymond Zondo Biography: Age, Wife, Qualifications, Family, Education, Net Worth, Salary, House & Contact

Basic Information

Stage Name: Raymond Zondo
Real Name: Raymond Mnyamezeli Mlungisi Zondo
Occupation: Judge, Attorney, Law Clerk
Date Of Birth/Age:
Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Married
Education: University of Zululand (BJuris)

University of Natal (LLB)

University of South Africa (LLM)


Raymond Mnyamezeli Mlungisi Zondo, popularly called Ray Zondo, is a South African judge. Since 2022, Zondo has served as the Chief Justice of South Africa. He was appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa as the new Chief Justice of the country. He took over office on 1 April 2022. From 11 October 2022 until 31 March 2022, Zondo served as acting Chief Justice following the retirement of Mogoeng Mogoeng.


In 1997, Zondo was appointed a judge of the Labour Court. He was assigned to the Transvaal Provincial Division of the High Court two years later. He was elevated to judge president of the Labour Court in 2000. He served in the post for ten years and returned to the Pretoria High Court in 2010. Zondo served as an acting judge of the Constitutional Court from November 2011 to May 2012.

Effective in September 2012, he was permanently appointed to the position. He was considered a key member with Chris Jafta, of the court’s conservative wing. President Jacob Zuma appointed Zondo to the office of Deputy Chief Justice in June 2017. He succeeded Dikgang Moseneke, who retired in 2016. President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Zondo as the new Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa (effective 1 April) on 10 March 2022.

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Raymond Mnyamezeli Mlungisi Zondo was born on 4 May 1960 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He celebrated his 62nd birthday a month after taking up his seat as the country’s new Chief Justice.


Raymond Zondo is a happily married man. He has kept information about his wife and children away from the public. As of 2019, they were believed to be blessed with four children. According to his Wikipedia, Ray Zondo is the father of eight children. He has kept information about his children away from the public.


Raymond Zondo obtained a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Zululand. He also completed his Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Natal. After being admitted as an attorney in 1989 and practicing as a partner in Mathe & Zondo Inc., Zondo received a Master of Laws in Commercial Law, a Master of Laws in Labour Law, and a Master of Laws in Patent Law at the University of South Africa.


From what we’ve heard, Raymond Zondo is a family man. Asides from being the father of eight kids, he also has a brother. His brother is advocate Mxolisi Zondo, who was named in the commission’s McBride’s evidence. Zondo was born the 3rd of 9 siblings. Ray’s father worked as a labourer in Johannesburg while the mother was a nurse aid. His mother also knitted jerseys for a living. According to, Zondo shared this information during a YouTube interview when being interrogated for the deputy chief justice position.

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Chief Justice Ray Zondo is a well-learned man. According to reports, Zondo’s schooling was taken care of by well-wishers and the bursaries he received. He attended St Mary’s Seminary in Ixopo. He also attended the University of Zululand, and the University of Natal, where he completed his LLB.

Net Worth

The exact estimate of Chief Justice Raymond Zondo’s net worth is unknown to the public. Neither he nor anyone on his team has announced it. He is believed to be worth millions of Rands for his successful career as a lawmaker and lawyer. As of June 2022, Raymond Zondo began earning R2. 983 million per year as the Chief Justice of South Africa. This is a result of a salary increase by president Cyril Ramaphosa.


In June 2022, the media reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa had given South African Judges and magistrates a 3% increase in their salaries. Business Insider reported that “at the top end of the salary ladder, South Africa’s chief justice Ray Zondo now makes R2. 983 million per year (up from R2. 896 million)”. He earns more than the highest-paid senior magistrates, who earn “R1.521 million per year (up from R1.477 million.).”


There is no information about where Chief Justice Ray Zondo lives. It is believed that he lives in a mansion that befits his status. He has kept any of such details away from the public.


Check out the contact information for Ray Zondo below;

Postal Address:
Private Bag X1, Constitution Hill, BRAAMFONTEIN, 2017
Street Address:
cnr Queen and Sam Hancock / 1 Hospital Street, Constitutional Hill, Braamfontein, JOHANNESBURG
011 359 7400
011 403 6524
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