Mogoeng appointed chief justice

2011-09-08 13:27

Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng is South Africa’s new chief justice.

President Jacob Zuma made the announcement after 3pm at a special media briefing at the presidential guest house in Pretoria.

Mogoeng is the country’s sixth chief justice since the advent of democracy in 1994.

He follows Justice Michael Corbett (1994-1998), Ismail Mahomed (1998-2000), Arthur Chaskalson (2001-2005), Pius Langa (2005-2009) and Sandile Ngcobo (2009-2011).

Prior to his appointment this afternoon, Mogoeng’s candidacy was heavily opposed by lobby groups, which criticised his rulings in rape and other sexual offences cases.

Apart from his position as a judge in the Constitutional Court, Mogoeng is also a part-time pastor at Winners Chapel International church in Johannesburg.

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