Mogoeng says it is not his job to pass judgment on new MPs

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng
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Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says it’s not for him to judge some of the new Members of Parliament (MP) that will be sworn-in and who have been implicated in wrong doing.

He was speaking in a special interview with the SABC in Parliament ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of the 400 MPs on Wednesday.

Chief Justice Mogoeng will preside over the ceremony. He says as a judge he and his colleagues do not rely on what they read on newspapers or hear on television or radio.

“My responsibility is just to check that the constitution has been met and administer the oath of office, that responsibility you are asking is for another arm of government hence there’s separation of powers,” says Mogoeng.

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