Mogoeng ordered to retract & apologise for Israel-Palestine conflict comments

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng faced criticism after appearing to voice his full support for Israel during a webinar in June last year.

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng at the handing over of the list of members of the National Assembly and provincial legislatures on 15 May 2019. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Judicial Conduct Committee has ordered Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng to retract and apologise for his comments made on the Israeli and Palestinian conflict.

Mogoeng faced criticism after appearing to voice his full support for Israel during a webinar in June last year.

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He further said that South Africa and Africans at large had not cut diplomatic ties with colonisers, yet they criticised Israel.

This prompted organisations such as Africa4Palestine, the SABDS coalition and the Women's Cultural Group to lodge a complaint against Mogoeng.

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