CARMEL RICKARD: Mogoeng’s considered opinion
Chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is not the only judge to be censured for expressing controversial personal views on a public platform
No-one would quarrel with the idea that SA’s chief justice, Mogoeng Mogoeng, is extraordinary. But is the situation in which he now finds himself — ordered by the Judicial Conduct Committee to apologise for pro-Israel comments he made during a webinar — exceptional?
A recent series of cases in the UK suggests not. They concern magistrate Richard Page, who has just lost his last appeal against dismissal from the bench...