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30 Nov 2021
6:15 am

South Africa spared the zeal of Mogoeng

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Is former chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng disappearing down a fanatical religious rabbit hole – or was he always an evangelical zealot?

Retired chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

Is former chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng disappearing down a fanatical religious rabbit hole – or was he always an evangelical zealot with a massive Messiah complex? Whatever the answer, his latest public statements indicated that South Africans may have dodged the proverbial bullet when he stepped down at the end of his 10-year term. His latest “miracle” occurred, in his own words, when he cured a couple from HIV/Aids with just the power of his prayer. In a religious address in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, this month, Mogoeng said the incident happened when he was a “young Christian”. His employee and...