President Mogoeng is here; delivered by the Lord himself. The chief justice hath become his true self. Photo: Leanne Stander
At the time, Mogoeng had only been a judge of South Africa’s highest court for two years. Before that he had been an ordinary judge, the head of the Mahikeng High Court, in a small town in the northern part of the country. He had no constitutional law experience, had not appeared as an advocate before the appellate courts and had not published any academic papers. Naturally, Zuma appointed him.
His nomination to South Africa’s highest judicial office therefore baffled everyone.
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