WATCH: Judges lay down the law

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Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke responded to recent on the judiciary.

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke responded to recent on the judiciary.

JOHANNESBURG - Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke have responded to recent criticism of the judiciary made by ANC leaders.

Last month ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe accused the North Gauteng High court and the Western Cape High Court of having a "negative attitude" towards the government.

Mantashe’s comments came in the wake of the North Gauteng High Court ruling to arrest the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

The court ruled that the government had a duty to arrest Bashir. However, the ruling was subverted after it was revealed that Bashir had already left the country, despite the court ruling that authorities must keep him here.

The government is appealing the ruling.

Mantashe accused the court of acting against the interests of the state.