Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
4 minute read
12 Dec 2020
5:00 am

I’m not against vaccines, says Chief Justice Mogoeng after uproar

Bernadette Wicks

However, an unapologetic Mogoeng – who said he was 'misunderstood' – was not backing down on Friday and said lobby groups could keep their complaints coming.

File picture. Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng speaks at a media briefing on 11 December 2020, Noordwyk, Midrand. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng made it clear on Friday he was not against vaccines, despite his controversial prayer against a Covid-19 vaccine “of the devil” which sparked heated online debate this week. And now, #Africa4Palestine has threatened him with another complaint to the judicial watchdog. However, an unapologetic Mogoeng – who said he was “misunderstood” – was not backing down on Friday and said the lobby group could keep its complaints coming. “Let them go ahead and let’s see what will happen,” Mogoeng said at a press briefing at his offices in Midrand to unpack the judiciary’s 2019-2020 annual report....