PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Sylvia van der Veen
 
Comments: 108
Article views: 35
 
 
Latest Badges:
 
 

'I support Mogoeng Mogoeng'

07 September 2011, 09:05  - Sylvia van der Veen
Dear Editor,

The fact that the Chief Justice elect comes from the grassroots of our nation is the primary asset that will transform the judiciary, promote access to justice for the poor of this country and help to reduce the crime rate.

There are far too many academic opinions filtering into Africa from Western minds and as it is today, it is obvious that these positions have been more theoretical than helpful.

Any Judge who is in the constitutional court should be able to lead it. If Mogoeng was not disqualified in the first place to be a Constitutional Court Judge, it is spurious argument, mere politicking and sentimental to postulate that he is incapable of leading the Judiciary.

Having proved that he has no relationship with President Jacob Zuma, CJ elect brings something special to the table that must not be ignored. His grassroots upbringing, the transformation of the Judiciary which he initiated while in Mafeking makes him the voice of the voiceless and the one who carries the hope of the marginalised poor of South Africa Society.

The other challenging issue in this debate is that the gay and lesbian community seems to have concluded that anyone who sits in public office must sympathise with their course and must be approved by them. It is not enough for the person to uphold constitutional rights but such a fellow must either be from their camp or have publicly expressed an unreserved sympathy for their course. Where does that leave or lead the other South Africans who do not want gays and lesbians hurt but also do not want their values superimposed on the society.

All the political parties opposing this nomination must know that collectively they still do not represent the majority.

President Zuma has made a choice based on his philosophy that development and transformation must be visible at the grassroots and a wide majority of South Africans support this decision.

Sylvia van der Veen

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.  


Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
108 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Carla Franco
Submitted by
Ross Parker
New Tech for New Africa

 Read more...

1 comments 134 views
Submitted by
Bill Gordon
Best Ways To Sell A Car That Does...

It’s often easy to think of our cars as people, sometimes even friends. Sadly, however, cars don't tend to last as long as people do.  Read more...

6 comments 2632 views
Submitted by
Lesego Setou
5 Reasons why I love my president

One of the things JZ can do well, is that he does not take life too seriously. He clearly understand that worrying is never good for one’s vitality Read more...

84 comments 3844 views
Submitted by
Govan Toni Maart
Can South Africa Can-can for Cann...

Before I can address the negatives or benefits of cannabis, we all first have to take a look at the current state our country and Government is in. Read more...

10 comments 897 views
Submitted by
Abwana Boomklouf
Smile, things can't get much wors...

Even though every day we hear stories of new maintenance issues, more money being poured into an bucket with no bottom and other other failing pieces of our economic structure, one must realise things can only get so much worse. Read more...

10 comments 988 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.