- Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says that is a lack of ethical leadership in government
- He argued that leaders had not learnt the lessons from the Nkandla saga
- Mogoeng also said that no compromised individual should ever hold a position of power
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says that those in power have not yet learnt from the Nkandla judgment.
He said that ethical leadership was still lacking in government.
Mogeong made the comments during an interview on Thursday with Eyewitness News.
He was referring to the 2016 Constitutional Court ruling that Jacob Zuma had violated his presidential oath of office when he ignored Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's recommendation for remedial action regarding his Nkandla homestead.
Additionally, the Court ruled that Parliament had failed to adequately hold Zuma to account concerning the Nkandla saga.
Since then, Mogoeng says that government has not learned from its mistakes during the Nkandla scandal. He says that there has not been enough of a focus on ethical leadership.
"That's why people are comfortable and confident that they can get away with just about anything," Mogoeng said.
The Chief Justice said that there was not enough of a push to teach ethical leadership and ingrain it in the culture of government.
Indeed, his argument is supported by the extensive corruption that has been unearthed in the years since the Nkandla ruling.
Mogoeng also suggested that the NPA may not be doing enough to investigate and prosecute corruption, saying that individuals need to be punished in order to reduce corruption.
He also claimed that no compromised individual should ever hold a position of government power, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
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