Chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has long been known for statements about his faith. He declared that prophets had predicted he would become chief justice, and urged Christians to become more involved in making laws as believers.

He handed a Bible to President Cyril Ramaphosa during his inauguration at Loftus Versfeld. Yet he appears not to allow his religious beliefs to interfere with his judgments, and has repeatedly stated that he would put his oath as chief justice first should there be a clash with his faith...

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