‘Religious sentiment can't be allowed to override South Africa’s Constitution’, says Chief Justice Mogoeng

12 June 2014
Chief justice Mogoeng. (Madelene Cronjé)
Chief justice Mogoeng. (Madelene Cronjé)
<p>By provoking debate on his religion's relation to the law Mogoeng opens himself - and, by extension, his office - to criticism, debate and engagement.</p><p>To place ourselves “in humble submission to Almighty God” or not? This question faced the drafters of the preamble to South Africa’s Constitution during negotiations in the anteroom of its birth. Struggle hero and later Constitutional Court justice Albie Sachs recalls the incident in a memoir as yet another juncture of contentious debate during the negotiations process. </p>
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