Amanda Watson
News Editor
4 minute read
8 Oct 2019
6:34 am

EXCLUSIVE: Hands off the judiciary says Mogoeng, addressing fake CR17 ‘list’

Amanda Watson

The Chief Justice worries Hitler's propaganda strategy of repeating a lie until it becomes truth is working in modern-day SA.

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng speaks to The Citizen at his office in Midrand, 7 October 2019. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

Allegations of corruption that are not evidence-based are harming the reputation of our judges, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said yesterday. After challenging the country to bring forward evidence of judicial malfeasance following the widely circulated manufactured “list” of judges who had allegedly benefited from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s campaign funds, only two people had come forward. However, their claims were less about corruption than self-interest in their pending matters, Mogoeng said. “I’m more concerned about public confidence in the judiciary. If people keep on making allegations of corruption against the judiciary, not everybody gives themselves time to investigate whether there is...