- Wits University conferred an honorary doctorate in laws on Dikgang Moseneke
- It honoured him for his contribution to South Africa's political, social, and economic progress
- It's Moseneke's 6th honorary doctorate
Wits University has bestowed an honorary doctorate in laws on former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke.
Moseneke received the honour on Tuesday for his significant contribution to South Africa's political, social, and economic wellbeing, SowetanLIVE reports.
He's also the outgoing Chancellor of Wits, a position he held since 2012. Prof Judy Dlamini, the first black female to hold the post at Wits, succeeded him over the weekend.
In his speech, Moseneke thanked his family, especially his wife Khabonina, for their support. He also decried the erosion of ethics in the country's political and economic affairs. He said:
Life Esidimeni is one example where people failed their Hippocratic oath. Accounting guardians went to sleep with VBS bank. As a country we are eating away at the core of ethics.
Moseneke served as deputy chief justice of South Africa between 2005 and 2016. His anti-apartheid activism, which led to his 10-year imprisonment at Robben Island, is well-documented.
This is Moseneke's sixth honorary doctorate, Briefly.co.za gathered. He holds others from University of the North, University of Natal, Tshwane University of Technology, University of South Africa, and the City University of New York.
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