Is there a plot to kill our god-king Mogoeng? His lord only knows

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Is there a plot to kill our god-king Mogoeng? His lord only knows

The chief justice has revealed his megalomania and outright batshit paranoia are on a truly biblical scale

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Last week, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng was adamant: he will not condemn Israel in case the God of Love gets all Old Testament on him. And this week he wasn’t conceding an inch: there would, he explained in an online prayer meeting, be “no retraction” because there is “nothing to retract”.

To be fair, there was nothing particularly strange about this stance. When you have gone on record as saying that you weigh your words and opinions according to how they might sound to a vengeful, trigger-happy deity from the Bronze Age Middle East, it is very unlikely that some angry e-mails and headlines will change your mind.

Indeed, if Mogoeng had left it at that, with a polite but firm statement about making no further comments, we might even have been reassured that he was retreating into a more formal and dignified position. ..

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