We will publish a detailed report on this matter tomorrow, Monday March 15
During an online thanksgiving service this evening Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng announced he will be appealing against the findings against him by the Judicial Conduct Committee (JCC) and its order that he apologise unconditionally for remarks he made about Israel during a webinar in June last year.
Speaking during a service arranged by the Healing the Nation of Africa Campaign which he leads, he argued forcefully and systematically against the finding of Judge Phineas Mojapelo that he had contravened five articles of the Judicial Code of Conduct, including “becoming involved in political controversy”.
He said it was necessary for him to appeal against Mojapelo’s finding against him because of the harm that judges and magistrates would be exposed to if was to set a precedent.
In his message the chief justice spoke of repeated prophetic words that had been conveyed to him that he was called to be the next president of South Africa. He said he sought nothing other than to do God’s will and thanked the Lord for protecting him through many attacks on him over the years — even including plots to kill him. He said he trusted that God will continue to protect him.
More than 270 Christian leaders from South Africa and various African nations participated in this evening’s service, which is still in process as I post this brief newsflash. The service follows a three-day time of prayer and fasting on behalf of the chief justice called by Apostle Linda Gobodo.