From voicing public outrage to criticising fellow judges: Mogoeng's rocky tenure

Part two of a series on the chief justice's time in office traces an arc from his thundering defence of public interests to his tetchy chiding of colleagues on the country's top court

24 October 2021 - 00:00 By FRANNY RABKIN

In June 2015 Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, came to SA to attend an AU summit. 

The South African government said it thought he had immunity from arrest as a head of state, but he did not. On a Sunday, the Southern African Litigation Centre went urgently to court to compel his arrest. To arrest him would have been a major diplomatic incident for SA. ..

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