ACDP welcomes apparent JSC decision

2011-09-05 17:02

Cape Town - The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) has welcomed the Judicial Service Commission's apparent endorsement of Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng as the next chief justice.

"Their vote is an acceptance of Justice Mogoeng’s reply to his critics that he is neither homophobic nor insensitive to gender-based violence," party president Kenneth Meshoe said.

"We do not doubt Mogoeng’s commitment to judicial ethics and independence, and his upholding of the Constitution."

The JSC had by Monday afternoon not yet officially revealed its stance on Mogoeng, a member of the Winners Chapel International church.

Mogoeng was questioned about his religious views during his interview for the post by the JSC at the weekend.

He told the commission on Sunday that God wanted him to be appointed to the position. He said he prayed and got a signal that "it was the right thing to do" after President Jacob Zuma nominated him.

A JSC commissioner, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Sunday JSC members had voted in Mogoeng's favour.

Meshoe said on Monday the ACDP was of the view that those who doubted Mogoeng's suitability would be convinced, over time, that he would do an excellent job.

"His endorsement by the JSC as future chief justice will make it easier for the president to formally appoint him in the next few days."

  • ian.d.samson - 2011-09-05 17:30

    ACDP has finally lost my respect, and consequently my support.

      Martha - 2011-09-05 19:06

      Ag come one Ian, you are DA through and through, you even carry their logo on your official facebook page

      sushi - 2011-09-06 08:41

      i couldnt agree with you more,i wonder was it because he(MOGOENG) said god wanted him to be chief justice that convinced ACDP.I am left with more questions than answers.

  • abg100 - 2011-09-05 17:36

    The reason for their support is he said"God told him to take the position". Murderers have killed and said God made them do it-so no confidence there!

      Martha - 2011-09-05 19:08

      That is why God said by your fruit they will know you, if you know your Bible you will know that the "god" they are talking about is not the "God of the Bible"......

      Seth - 2011-09-05 23:32

      @Martha Shush!

  • JustinX - 2011-09-05 17:40

    This is why you should not vote for ACDP. DA all the way

      Valis - 2011-09-05 17:58

      You should not vote for ANY party that believes in some Bronze Age myth about talking snakes and invisible magic men in the sky.

      Skotepetoors - 2011-09-05 18:30

      The ACDP knows the Truth about this abomination. Agreeing with the gay viewpoint will have serious consequences according to Gods word. With the Truth in your heart there's hope, even for gays...

  • Met - 2011-09-05 17:43

    Fact of the matter is this: Is there any political party in SA with REAL credibility. Not one, in my view is effective and if you dont believe me, make an objective assessment of each as an opposition party?

  • Ngqeku - 2011-09-05 17:48

    At last one opposition party talks sense. Bravo ACDP! I wonder when will it sink in all others heads that Mogoeng is perfectly capable and the decision is not going to be changed just to suit the opposition parties

      Seth - 2011-09-05 23:43

      ACDP is evil and will never rule. They are the cockroaches that just won't die! They make me very grateful for the ANC. Because the ANC will protect us just as it already has against these slime.

  • nhlanhla.mndaweni1 - 2011-09-05 17:49

    The DA must first win an election before it can run this country. They cannot run it throug through the metamophoric back door by running to courts with each decision made by the president that they don't like. The JSC underwent a process that they have followed for the past ten years for the appointment of judges at all levels. The only difference is that this one was televised.

      Colin Dovey - 2011-09-05 18:26

      1. Metamophoric back door???? - surely you meant Metamorphic, which means: "Characterized by metamorphosis or change in physical form or substance" - Hardly lucid thinking? 2. Also, "running" to the courts is surely what democratic opposition means - especially with a pathetic "leader" like Zuma who has not got a clue - even Malema is saying that now! The last days of the ANC Kleptocracy (rule by thieves) have arrived. They are in self-destruct mode - and THAT does need ANY help from the opposition.

      amos - 2011-09-05 19:15

      What the difference? The DA is just as corrupt as any other party. How many DA family menbers have been employed ? How many contracts were awarded? to you know who.

      Lab-Rat - 2011-09-05 19:57

      Patience my dear boy, I also can't wait for DA to start running things. Won't be much longer.

      Seth - 2011-09-05 23:52

      I agree with you. I think the information bill is course for court need be. But this judge thing should not go to court. If the man while in his position does something horrible and Zuma does nothing then court. The DA is getting a bit to over zealous. They should not hamper our elected president unnecessarily from doing his job. They are showing disrespect for democracy and are in danger of losing my vote.

      Clive - 2011-09-07 09:06

      You mean "metaphoric", I assume? The JSC is, of course, packed with known ANC supporters who would never question their so-called leader, even if they knew there were better options than Moegoe Moegoe. As for the Rev Meshoe to say, as he did on a news bulletin this morning, that Mogoeng was being rejected by many because he professes to be a Christian, it shows that he is just another lying, disingenuous politician who will say anything to make his point. Mogoeng's nomination has been criticised across the political spectrum on purely legal grounds. Final nail in the ACDP's coffin, I'm afraid.

  • Lydon - 2011-09-05 17:50

    Of course the ACDP won't have an issue with him being homophobic. So are they!

  • janmy - 2011-09-05 17:51

    Meshoe you have not only lost my respect but I seriously question your jugement abbilities

  • Deset Rat - 2011-09-05 18:21

    ACDP seems to smell opium the moment they hear the word "Christian". Like the Muslim faith, the Christian faith is a very broad Church. So what I am saying, there are Christians and their are Christians. What Christian Church is MM an ordained Pastor of? What so called Christian Church is Mogoeng Mogoeng

  • BigMoose - 2011-09-05 18:22

    God told Hitler (so he says), to exterminate the Jews.

      redfugue - 2011-09-05 22:26

      Hitler was an atheist. But I hear you. It's a feeble minded debate.

  • Martha - 2011-09-05 19:05

    "Justice Mogoeng's long time colleague and current North West Judge President, Monica Leew, was reported to have said "I have no doubt that Justice Mogoeng will excel....I know him for his humbleness, assertiveness and hard-working nature. From his pesonality to his competency, all of us saw leadership qualities in him .... as someone who could lead our division at that time. He has empowered so many advocates who came to act in this division when he was judge president" Article "Now hear this with Kenneth Meshoe. "The Constitution protects conservatives as well!' Sunday Sun dated 4 September 2011

  • Mark - 2011-09-05 19:18

    I am proud of our future Chief justice.For expressing his belief in God.He has the right to believe in God as atheist also do not .So,why would people attack him for his belief.Good luck my Man!I will be praying for you to be the best Judge South Africa will have.

  • Mark - 2011-09-05 19:21

    breakthrough unlimited for MM!

  • Lab-Rat - 2011-09-05 19:51

    Let me guess uncle J, he's also a rough diamond ready to be crafted by the finest goat herder himself?

  • redfugue - 2011-09-05 21:11

    The ACDP are a profoundly stupid bunch of opportunist pseaudo-Bible bashers! They haven't been brought to justice yet for their homophobic slander and false public announcements about HIV and Tuberculosis. They are worse than Julius and Mogoeng put together! Please let them dissolve soon!

  • Mandla Shabalala - 2011-09-06 00:57

    its clear that most of the commenters here are DA members and nothing else they can think of exept measuring personality and character values with a racial scale its normal let them critisize it wont change anything mogoeng is a new chief judge if dont loki that then deal with it.

  • truth - 2011-09-06 08:39

    DA has finally lost my respect and consequently my support.

  • Leon Groenewald - 2011-09-06 09:59

    ADCP - well, at last the inconsequential party has a way to be published in a news article. By spouting forth drivel.

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