Amanda Watson
News Editor
5 minute read
8 Oct 2019
6:02 am

EXCLUSIVE: There’s more to me than Nkandla, says Mogoeng

Amanda Watson

The chief justice discusses issues such as the spanking ruling, and why he shouldn't be criticised for 'getting involved in politics'.

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

His father was a miner, his mother worked on farms before becoming a domestic worker and their son, Chief Justice Mogoeng Thomas Reetsang Mogoeng, hoped one day people would realise the Constitution was the supreme law which ruled us all - even judges. These days, the chief justice hopes people will see there is more to his accomplishments than the Nkandla judgments. “Most of the time the focus is on the negative or on my Nkandla judgments in isolation, as if they were the only thing I’ve ever done,” said a jovial Mogoeng as he settled himself into his chair....