'Nobody with questionable integrity should occupy a position of responsibility'

With the sixth Parliament set to start work very soon, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said nobody whose integrity is questionable must ever be allowed to occupy a position of responsibility.

Speaking to Eyewitness News reporter Clement Manayathela in an exclusive interview, Mogoeng shared his advice for the incoming administration.

Nobody who does not have the capacity to do the job should be given the responsibility to do that job, nobody whose integrity is questionable must ever be allowed to occupy a position of responsibility because they are the mirror by which the global community views us.

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

READ: MPs to be sworn in next week as chief justice receives candidate lists

When it is overwhelmingly believed that so-and-so's integrity is questionable and we place them on a higher pedestal, when people look around for the kind of people we are in South Africa, they define us in terms of those rotten apples...

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

The live interview on Facebook touched on ethics, leadership, racism, the relationship between the judiciary and the state and more.

All of us, including me as a judge, serve at the mercy of the people of South Africa so South Africans have to be overly vigilant to identify those that are not doing what they need to do. Make life uncomfortable for any of us who do things that are unacceptable.

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

Click on the link below to hear a breakdown of the interview...


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