Chief Justice Mogoeng: A Thunderous Applause from a Grateful Nation

2014-05-28 17:17

Political analysts, commentators, pundits offer their observations and opinions through the analysis of national events, and this is done on three fronts: before the event, as the event takes place and after the event.

But with the swearing in of our Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa there is something that seemed to have escaped our analysts. This is how Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng conducted this monumental presidential ceremony. The analysis of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng after this august national and presidential ceremony is pertinent and necessary considering how he was attacked and vilified when he was recommended as Chief Justice back in 2011.

It is quite curious to witness this deafening loud silence in the face of the remarkably outstanding majestic performance by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng .

Chief Justice Mogoeng sworn in President Jacob Zuma with great empathy and moral weight. His conducting of the event was not academic and dry legalistic postulations like those we have seen previously. He conducted the whole process with deep empathy and feeling.

One could feel deeply his moralistic humane tone asking the President that he must not do things that will harm South Africa. The Chief Justice was there with all majesty and realization that as the Chief Justice he is also the moral guide and authority of the country and going slowly through the script he particularly emphasized those key pertinent issues that President Zuma should assimilate into his consciousness. No blusters, no blathers, no blabbers just bunters of empathy and moral authority in his voice and tone.

It was a heartfelt moving milestone of an event.

When he requested President Zuma to sign the Presidential Certificate, Chief Justice Mogoeng exerted his moral weight telling the President to place his other hand on the Holy Bible as he signs the Certificate; “As you sign place your hand on the Holy Bible!”

Why the Holy Bible?

Despite all sustained violent neurotic attacks throughout history against the Holy Bible, it still forever remains the primary seed of all morality, goodness, blessings and justice. The Bible lies on the ontology of all sound ethics. Its principles run through all climes and cultures. It is basic to all other sound religions. The Bible transcends the artificial walls and moats, which political correctness and hypocrisy advertises. Though people throughout history have been resisting and fighting the Bible, still what the Bible calls bad remains bad in all cultures and traditions. Even though people have tried and continue to try to replace the Bible with mutilated philosophies and situational morals, the Bible’s authority still remains fixed. It is the salt of the earth.

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is self assured but not arrogant. He walks slowly. And some tend to underestimate him as a result. He is polite, cordial and respectful to everyone in his dealings. You may have noticed him in Parliament how he was in good mood with the EFF members in their overalls, even joking with Julius Malema asking him to step in and be nominated as President of South Africa, to which Malema burst in great laughter.  In having such jovial and bubbling talk with Julius Malema in front of the majority of MPs that seemed pissed off by the whole scene showed that Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is certainly nobody’s puppet and he is not subject to anyone’s manipulations as some critics have feared or suggested. He is not a weakling! Some people tent to take his politeness and joviality to think that he is a weakling! He is not a weakling! (No! he is not!). He speaks with jovially but with majesty with the ultimate strength of character and morality. And he carries a big stick.

Bearing some of these Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s attributes, moral justice and majestic dispositions it is my privilege to lead you all in raising my glass as a toast and vote of thanks for Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.

A grateful nation of 52 million people now offers a standing ovation and thunderous roaring applause to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng for a splendid majestic work and making South Africa proud!

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