Ismail Mahomed

Justice Ismail Mahomed (5 July 193117 June 2000) was a South African lawyer who served as the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and the Supreme Court of Namibia, and co-authored the constitution of Namibia.

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  • The burning of the house of the offender is not a permissible punishment for arson. The rape of the offender is not a permissible punishment of a rapist. Why should murder be a permissible punishment for murder?
    • Justice Ismail Mahomed, S v Makwanyane (6 June 1995)

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