There are rumors that former chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng would compete for president in the national elections slated for 2024, which could lead to the emergence of a new political party.
That he is now running for office is not a surprise to many, as he said earlier in the year that his intention was to run for the presidency in 2016.
It is claimed that Mogoeng's allies in the religious community gave him the go-ahead to run for president. South Africa's political landscape is about to be rocked by this new development.
These African church leaders who are supporting the former chief justice are also rumored to have sought to influence that President Cyril Ramaphosa must resign and also broached the issue of land expropriation, according to the sources. The former chief justice resigned in "unclear circumstances," according to some opponents.
As a result of the news that the former chief justice of the Supreme Court will be entering the race for the presidency, many people believe he has a good shot at being the next president.
"Since we've given our ballots to numerous candidates, I'm willing to test someone whose candidacy is still supported by their beliefs.
As others have done, he must try his luck, but he would be discouraged if he sought advise from those who had gone down the same path "a few have stated.
The former chief justice's uncompromising attitude on religion, for example, may be a weakness. Critics fear that he will wind up like the EFF, with many people not agreeing with him.
"I'm more concerned about him because of his religious intolerance. I'm apprehensive about his views on Israel. Similar in intent, but not quite correct in execution, is the EFF's second resolution to consolidate the left "Nonetheless,.
Several South Africans have stated that if Mogoeng were to run for president, they would rather give him a chance, as they have done with other candidates for years.
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