Two petitions call on Ramaphosa to respect Mogoeng’s right to express view on Israel

Two petitions have been launched calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to respect Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s right to express his Christian views on Israel. Figures from both petitions will be combined and South Africans are encouraged to sign either petition.

In a petition published yesterday, its author, Rebecca-Leigh Cantor (you can sign the petition here) notes that Mogoeng has been widely attacked for sharing his personal and religious views on Israel and Jerusalem. She writes: “We support the biblical command to pray for the peace of Jerusalem

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“And stand and denounce any action directed against Chief Justice for expressing his/her, personal biblical convictions.”

A petition published today by International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) South Africa, Bridges For Peace South Africa and SA Friends of Israel (you can sign the petition here), calls on Ramaphosa to publicly support Mogoeng and his right to speak out and express his Christian views to bless Israel and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Both petitions emphasise that Section 7(1) of the Constitution of South Africa provides the Bill of Rights as a cornerstone of democracy in South Africa. It enshrines the rights of all people in South Africa (including the judiciary) and affirms the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom. Among these lie the right to freedom of religion, belief and opinion (Section 15), freedom of expression (Section 16) and freedom of association (Section 18).

Both petitions also call on Christians and citizens of SA to support the right of both the chief justice and the people of South Africa to exercise their religious freedom rights.

“We the undersigned will not be silenced but we will stand up for our freedom of religion and expression. We believe that any attempt to twist Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng words and promote hateful agendas is deplorable and must not be tolerated,” says the petition by ICEJ, Bridges For Peace SA and SAFI.


  1. As a democracy, the judge has all the right to practice his Christian faith. He is an honourable good man, and should not be attacked in any way.

  2. Hugh G Wetmore

    Agreed 100%! On the other hand, we who are Christians must make sure that our views and statements reflect the Christian requirement that the Peace we affirm, declare and pray for is based on Justice for all. Isiah 59 repeatedly demands Justice, so that ‘the Redeemer will come to Zion, to those who repent of their sins’ (v20). Today’s Israel nation is far from God, restricts the Christian Gospel, does not recognise Jesus as their Messiah – and so cannot have the Peace we long for.

  3. In parliament we really need people like this man of God who can speak his mind without fear,yes the bible says we must pray for peace in Jerusalem,we lv Israelites,Palestinians an all nations

  4. AMEN my brother in Christ. It is time that somebody high up announce that Jesus Christ is Lord and not to be ashamed to say that God is the most priority in our lives . My respect for you is more than all the people that say they are Christians but no fruit.

  5. Johanna O'Brien

    I respect Chief Justice Mogoeng for making a stand for Christ Jesus and the Jewish Nation. I believe he is an honorable man who walks the talk. God bless you Sir.

  6. Gugulethu Nkuna

    As Children of the most High God, we have been given power to perform great miracles.
    Jesus Christ has paid the price, so we’re not afraid of any terror of the night or the day.

  7. No Nation will prosper if they condemn or persecute Gods chosen land/people. This Judge just ushered blessing to his country, if they will open their eyes and see it. I stand for anyone who is rooted in their faith and belief of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and the Savior Jesus Christ and I stand with the Nation of Israel 🇮🇱 as an American!

  8. We need men of great faith and integrity like the Chief Justice, especially in gov’t. God bless you for stand on the Word of God. Remember that we are praying for you everyday. God bless Zambia!
    Isaiah 54:17

  9. We need men of great faith and integrity like the Chief Justice, especially in gov’t. God bless you sir for standing on the Word of God. Remember that we are praying for you everyday. God bless South Africa!
    Isaiah 54:17