Hold judges to account, says Mogoeng

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Chief Justice Mogoeng says it is hypocritical to expect judges and government officials to commit to their oath of office when we don’t play our role of keeping them in check: “You must watch us closely, otherwise our constitutional democracy will be gone”

“You have to watch carefully how people are being interviewed. Sometimes you can tell that certain people are being shielded. You have to ask who is doing that and what is their agenda.

“How can you have an independent and competent judge who, when questions are sought to be put to him or her, people build a scrum around them?” he asked.He said people need to criticise appointments to the judiciary.He said it is hypocritical to expect judges and government officials to commit to their oath of office when “we don’t play our role of keeping them in check.Sthembiso

 

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ramalokot He's been singing this song for years no action, ae he must be quiet & act blind.words mean nothing without action.

I tend to disagree with the CJ. The judiciary is very sceptic when it comes to criticism against their own. It's always viewed as an attempt to undermine the independence of the judges. Judges are humans, they can as well be swayed to a particular public view if not challenged

Where are all the whistleblowers?

But they're the same people who hinder us from checking them,when we point out errors in court judgements and their conduct they threaten to arrest us,when we say some judges and government officials are corrupt they need evidence of which that evidence will be squashed aside

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