Mogoeng Mogoeng

Growing calls for Mogoeng to retract his statements on Israel

By Tasneem Adams Criticism against Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is mounting, with several more organisations voicing their indignation in response to his remarks on Israel. The head of the Constitutional Court in South Africa is facing a furore after he criticised the ANC government’s position on the Israel-Palestinian conflict. In[…]

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Mogoeng calls on SA to treat possible downgrade as junk status

Constitutional Court Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has called on the country to treat the possible ratings downgrade to junk status delicately. Giving the keynote address at the OR Tambo Memorial Lecture in Newtown, Johannesburg on Thursday night, Mogoeng cautioned that leaders must do everything to avoid the country being relegated[…]

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Mantashe hits out at Chief Justice Mogoeng

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe took a swipe at Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on Friday for publicly discussing the Constitutional Court judgment on the Nkandla matter. Addressing the media ahead of the party’s manifesto launch in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, Mantashe warned that the judiciary’s conduct will open a debate.[…]

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Judiciary not guilty of overreach: Mogoeng

The judiciary is not guilty of interfering with the other arms of government, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said on Thursday. “As the judiciary, we obviously don’t think that we are overreaching. But you can’t always be the best judge of yourself,” he told reporters after a meeting between several judge[…]

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Zuma’s response to Mogoeng ‘farcical’ – DA

President Jacob Zuma’s response to a meeting requested by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng regarding attacks on the judiciary is “farcical”, the DA said on Thursday. It was “bizarre considering his term in office has been marred by the flagrant contempt he and his executive have demonstrated for our judiciary”, Democratic[…]

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Judges confront Zuma

Senior judges yesterday called for a meeting with President Jacob Zuma to discuss the “general gratuitous criticism” of the judiciary by cabinet ministers and other politicians.Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, on behalf of the judges, said that although judges, like everyone else, should be susceptible to constructive criticism, that criticism should[…]

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‘No surprise if al-Bashir matter goes to ConCourt’

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on Thursday would not be drawn on whether the South African government flouted its own laws when Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir flew out the country on Monday before the Pretoria High Court ruled he should be arrested on the warrant issued by the International Criminal Court.[…]

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