Mogoeng: Clean governance & doing away with corruption in SA non-negotiable

Mogoeng says leaders must not deviate from dealing with issues that affect people for the sake of self-interest.

FILE: Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says clean good governance and a complete doing away of corruption for South Africa is nonnegotiable.

He says South Africa needs to face these issues without comprise if there is to be a future for it.

The Chief Justice was speaking at the Unisa School of Business Leadership’s award giving ceremony in Kyalami.

Mogoeng says leaders must not deviate from dealing with issues that affect people for the sake of self-interest.

The Chief Justice was being awarded the School of Business Leadership award, under the theme Justice Preserved.

He says the kind of corruption South Africa is experiencing shocks him because there is enough for everyone.

“It’s not negotiable that we need clean governance, that can’t be negotiable. It’s not negotiable that corruption that this country must never again be associated with corruption.”

The event is attended by various leaders including Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebana.

SA GOING THROUGH A WOBBLE

At the same time, former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke says South Africa is going through what he has described as a “wobble”, but has added the struggle is far longer than the term of one leader.

Moseneke was speaking at the launch of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in Parktown this morning.

Dignitaries gathered there for the opening of the facility which has been under construction since 2014.

Moseneke, who at times spoke directly to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, says the country will make it through what he says is a bad patch.

Motsoaledi is one of the African National Congress national executive committee members who joined calls last weekend to have President Jacob Zuma resign.

Moseneke says the country needs brave men and women with vision who will “buckle up and continue with the journey”.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)