Mogoeng Mogoeng: the 'puppet' who cut his strings

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dc.description.abstract As chief justice, Mogoeng Thomas Reetsang Mogoeng surprised most analysts and many South Africans by his willingness to defy inappropriate political expectations. Among these expectations were that he would demonstrate his executive-mindedness by being prepared to defend the indefensible out of loyalty to the president who appointed him. After all, his appointment sidelined the respected and more experienced then Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke. Instead, he demonstrated a willingness to withstand significant political pressure and hand down judgments that have fearlessly challenged the interests of a faction within the ruling elite, and that have, in turn, attracted their heated (and baseless) criticism of a 'biased judiciary. Mogoeng unwaveringly held the line against the swelling tide of corruption, speaking out firmly and clearly in favour of the moral imperative to challenge elite corruption. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher BestRed en
dc.subject POLITICS en
dc.subject MOGOENG en
dc.subject MOGOENG en
dc.subject INTELLIGENTSIA en
dc.subject LAW AND JUSTICE en
dc.title Mogoeng Mogoeng: the 'puppet' who cut his strings en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2022/23 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.SourceTitle The texture of dissent: defiant public intellectuals in South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Bohler-Muller, N. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Reddy, V. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Houston, G. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Schoeman, M. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Thuynsma, H. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9812644 en
dc.PageNumber 308-317 en
dc.outputnumber 14148 en
dc.bibliographictitle Pienaar, G. (2022) Mogoeng Mogoeng: the puppet who cut his strings. In: Bohler-Muller, N., Reddy, V., Houston, G., Schoeman, M. & Thuynsma, H. (eds).The texture of dissent: defiant public intellectuals in South Africa. Cape Town: BestRed. 308-317. en
dc.publicationyear 2022 en
dc.contributor.author1 Pienaar, G. en

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