- UJ has conferred an honorary doctorate on Chief Justice Mogoeng
- He urged South Africans of all colours to unite
- He said blacks and whites currently accuse each other without seeking solutions
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has conferred an honorary doctorate on Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng for his commitment to judicial independence.
The Chief Justice received the honour on 27 March in a ceremony officiated by UJ chancellor Prof Njabulo Ndebele, Briefly.co.za gathered.
In his comments, he appealed to all South Africans to unite and seek solutions to their differences instead of accusing each other all the time.
According to Times Live, Chief Justice Mogoeng said:
What is it that you and I do on a daily basis in an attempt to unite the people of South Africa‚ black and white?
Are the views you express capable of dividing us more than we are already divided or do they contribute to uniting the people of South Africa‚ reconciling their differences so that we can become a truly united people?
The Chief Justice added:
The signs are there that black and white south Africans accuse each other more than they seek to find workable solutions to the problem that racism brings.
UJ's dean of the Faculty of Law‚ Prof Letlhokwa George Mpedi, praised Chief Justice Mogoeng for his "unquestionable ethical foundation."
He further said that under Chief Justice Mogoeng's leadership, the judiciary has gained trust and credibility in the broader society.
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