'Of course I wanted to be Chief Justice', says Dikgang Moseneke in parting shot

Former Deputy Chief Justice, Dikgang Moseneke, reflects on his years of serving South Africans since the dawn of democracy until his retirement this week.

702/Cape Talk's Redi Tlhabi delved into his life, from being a 15 year-old apartheid prisoner to rising to the highest court in the land.

Watch the interview below (or if you are data limited, listen to the interview at the bottom of the page)...

I've always known that I'm well liked in the community. I'm thankful to our people and I don't take anything for granted.

Dikgang Moseneke, former Deputy Chief Justice

I didn't expect to trend for three days and so many selfies, I didn't expect so much outpouring of love, standing ovations and full capacity dinners.

Dikgang Moseneke, former Deputy Chief Justice

When people wield much power in the public space, you don't want them to be there forever. Hopefully you'll get the best of their years in office.

Dikgang Moseneke, former Deputy Chief Justice

Moseneke will continue working in the legal field through teaching in South Africa as well as abroad (Australia and New York University).

When I look at the judgments I have written, they have been around terrains of dignity and equal worth.

Dikgang Moseneke, former Deputy Chief Justice

Of course I wanted to be Chief Justice. It would be this narrative made in heaven - from the dusty streets of Atteridgeville to the chief honcho.

Dikgang Moseneke, former Deputy Chief Justice

Listen to the interview below...

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