Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
3 minute read
15 Jan 2021
4:50 am

Leaked contorted complaints against Mogoeng ‘very unfortunate’

Bernadette Wicks

Legal experts were unsurprised that the chief justice was being taken to task over his comments.

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. Picture: GCIS/Flickr

The leaking of “contorted” complaints against Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng was “very unfortunate”, Nathi Mncube, spokesperson for the office of the chief justice, said on Thursday. This in the wake of the news that the African Alliance – a Johannesburg-based health advocacy group – has lodged a formal complaint against Mogoeng with the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) over his prayer against a Covid-19 vaccine “of the devil”. Mncube would not comment directly on the complaint. “Once a complaint against a judge is lodged with the JSC, the JSC will then deal with both the complainant and the judge concerned. “The...