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Criticism mounts of SAfrican chief justice nominee

Criticism mounts of SAfrican chief justice nominee

Critics say the pastor nominated to lead South Africa's judicial system is a rape apologist and belongs to church that believes homosexuality is a sin.
On Wednesday three women Nobel Laureates urged President Jacob Zuma not to appoint Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng as chief justice. They he will be unable to separate church from state.
They said: "Many of his rulings have undermined the severity of the crime of rape."
The Treatment Action Campaign says he seems to increase sentences for men who rape men and lessen those of men who rape women. He also ruled that a man accused of raping his wife was provoked because she wore a nightdress.
Mogoeng quoted from the Bible at a hearing, saying he will uphold the law because "he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted."


Updated : 2021-03-08 11:51 GMT+08:00