South Africans have got to know Mogoeng Mogoeng as a leader who is a staunch advocate for morally principled and selfless leadership, since he assumed the bench of the Constitutional Court in 2011. Many of his judgments in recent history have been interpreted by the ruling party elite’s leadership as judicial overreach. These interpretations result from judgments from the court that have dealt crippling blows to the governing party, the ANC.
Daily Maverick on 30 October 2017
The Chief Justice of the South African Constitutional Court, Mogoeng Mogoeng, delivered a stinging memorial lecture about former president of the African National Congress Oliver Tambo in October 2016; a memorial lecture about a man of whom the ruling party would in a year of political demise proclaim “the year of OR Tambo” in commemoration of the 100th year since his birth.