Article Source: Change.org

We call on President Cyril Ramaphosa to publicly support Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and his right to speak out and express his Christian views to bless Israel and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

You can help Support Chief Justice Mogoeng, Our Christian Faith, And South Africa’s Constitution by signing this petition today: www.change.org/p/president-cyril-ramaphosa-support-chief-justice-mogoeng-mogoeng-our-christian-faith-and-south-africa-s-constitution

Section 7(1) of the Constitution of South Africa provides the Bill of Rights as a cornerstone of democracy in South Africa. It enshrines the rights of all people in South Africa (including the judiciary) and affirms the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom. Among these lie the right to freedom of religion, belief and opinion (Section 15), freedom of expression (Section 16) and freedom of association (Section 18).

The Chief Justice is also subject to the constitution that he is the custodian of and therefore implying that the Chief Justice cannot freely express his personal opinion would be unconstitutional and undemocratic.

The legal system has a fundamental principal “Audi alteram partem” meaning “let the other side be heard as well”. South Africa’s Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng understands this regarding Israel; those bullying him clearly do not.

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We the undersigned will not be silenced but we will stand up for our freedom of religion and expression. We believe that any attempt to twist Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng words and promote hateful agendas is deplorable and must not be tolerated.

We call on President Cyril Ramaphosa to publicly support Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and his right to speak out and express his Christian views to bless Israel and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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Date published: 02/07/2020

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng like any other South African has a democratic right to freely practice their Christian beliefs. He has the right to Pray for Israel and her citizens. Also to Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem those who love her will prosper. The Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has proven to be an upright honest man and in all the cases where he was responsible for he ruled justly according to the rule of Law and our Constitution. There is no proof that his Christian beliefs and convictions ever influenced any ruling made. Now some people want to discredit him just because they want rulings in certain cases to go their way. What has saved South Africa up to date was the independent justice system which rules without fear or favour. The Chief Justice is under attack and we as South African citizens cannot allow it as our beloved country can fall under anarchy.

  2. Chief Justice said nothing wrong or disrepectful. We need him to provide a moral compass in this country.

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