Mogoeng Mogoeng ordered to apologise for Israel comments

File: Former Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng's term came to an end. (AFP)


JOHANNESBURG - Former Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has been ordered to apologise for his comments regarding the Israel, Palestine conflict.

In June 2020, Mogoeng commented that he was under an obligation as a Christian to love Israel and pray for peace in Jerusalem, during a webinar with the Jerusalem Post.

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The Judicial Conduct Appeals Committee says Mogoeng breached the Judicial Code of Conduct by involving himself in matters that caused political controversy.

Mogoeng refused to retract his statements, saying his comments on the Israel Palestine conflict didn't undermine South Africa's Constitution.

He's been ordered to apologise to the office of the Chief Justice and to release a statement to the media within 10 days.


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