In an unprecedented move, chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has been raked over the coals by the judiciary’s conduct body for getting involved in a political controversy and he has been ordered to apologise.

In what is a first for a chief justice, he has now been rebuked not only for getting involved in a controversy over comments he made on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — in which he criticised SA’s foreign policy — but also for his continued defiance after the comments drew a major response...

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