Chief Justice Mogoeng declines to meet Africa4Palestine over Israel comments

During a webinar last year hosted by the 'Jerusalem Post', Mogoeng quoted from the Bible, saying that he was praying for Israel and pledged his love for the country.

FILE: Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng delivering the 17th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture at the University of Johannesburg's Soweto Campus on 23 November 2019. Picture: @NelsonMandela/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has declined to meet with human rights organisation Africa4Palestine over his anti-Palestine and pro-Israeli comments.

During a webinar last year hosted by the Jerusalem Post, Mogoeng quoted from the Bible, saying that he was praying for Israel and pledged his love for the country.

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Earlier this month, the Judicial Service Commission ruled that Mogoeng was in breach of its service and ordered him to retract his remarks.

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Africa4Palestine approached the commission to take steps against the Chief Justice and he was ordered to apologise.

However, Mogoeng decided to lodge an appeal against the commission's ruling.

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